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Winter Freeze Ahead: Protect Your San Antonio Home’s Plumbing

Stay Ahead of the Freeze with Murray Plumbing 

As the winter cold approaches San Antonio, homeowners must proactively prepare their plumbing systems for the freezing temperatures. With Murray Plumbing’s residential plumbing expertise, we offer essential tips to ensure your home’s plumbing withstands the winter challenges.

Know Your System

  • It’s vital to understand where your plumbing runs, especially pipes in unheated areas like basements, attics, and garages. These are most prone to freezing.

Insulate Your Pipes

  • Proper insulation of your pipes is a key defense against freezing temperatures. Using foam insulation helps prevent the water inside from freezing, and it’s important for both outdoor and indoor pipes in colder areas.

Keep the Heat On

  • Keeping your home at a consistent temperature is crucial, even when you’re away. A slightly higher heating cost is a worthwhile investment compared to the expense of repairing burst pipes. Set your thermostat no lower than 55°F if you’re not home.

Let Faucets Drip

  • Allow the faucet that is furthest from your water source to drip lightly in extreme cold. This maintains a minimal flow in your pipes, reducing the risk of freezing and bursting.

Outdoor Preparations

  • Protect your outdoor faucets and irrigation systems. Drain and shut off external water lines and add frost protection to hose bibs. These steps are simple but vital in preventing freezing and potential damage.

Emergency Preparedness

  • Knowing the location of your main water shut-off valve can be a lifesaver in case of a frozen or burst pipe. Quick action can greatly reduce damage.

Murray Plumbing: Ready to Assist

Despite all precautions, winter plumbing issues can still occur. Murray Plumbing is ready to assist homeowners in the San Antonio area with any plumbing challenges before, during, and after the winter freeze. Remember, we’re just one call away for any assistance you might need.

This winter, prepare your home effectively. For everything else, trust in Murray Plumbing – your trusted partner in residential plumbing.


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