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Tips for protecting your pipes and what to do if they burst

VIDEO: Tips for protecting your pipes and what to do if they burst



you are not protecting your pipes. Uh, the water will, over time, the wind chill go through them, the pipes will split, break the copper, especially when it’s not protected. It’s just that it’s used as a conductor. So the colder it is, the more the wind blows, the more it will explode. And when the water is in the tight, the water expands and the hose will eventually give way to your hose if it bursts. What are you doing, what is the first thing you should do? The first thing to do would be to find the main shut off water entering the house and immediately isolate it to shut off all water. If, if it happens to be before the valve and you have to shut it off on the street, which most people don’t have a shutoff valve, but you can whatever you can find for turn it off and it’ll, it will isolate it from the street to your house from there uh, from there call a plumber because if you’re not, you’re usually not equipped with the parts and materials to really handle, like repairing the brakes. You know, usually once it’s split you need one, you have to fix the piping, it’s nothing, you can just wrap something around it and keep the water from freezing. I mean, keep the water from leaking out, okay, and that happens after, okay? Generally, yes, once, once, once freezing happens, you don’t even know. Sometimes you will notice that you have no water, then as the piping starts to die, the water starts to melt. Then you will notice water splashing everywhere. Let’s make sure this isn’t the best thing you can do before a free and easy version. Anyone can do this which will truly save you. So just a simple install like when you got here uh whatever if you so often everyone races everyone loses the last minute and then of course we have no more insulation and but anything, towels, rags, t-shirts, anything just to wrap the piping to keep the, it usually doesn’t get cold enough here that long. So, you know, as long as you keep air from moving through and keep them a little bit warmer than the outside temperature, then you should be, you should be fine even as simple as this towel that’s wrapped around of this tap you think is good , it’s probably a little lighter, you probably want to go a little thicker than that. Uh it’s not just like a small you know you want it to be a bit thick you want it to be able to retain that heat inside and so it doesn’t get the temperature directly outside air. What’s the one thing you make sure you do in your house or the one thing you make sure you tell your mom to do before a freeze is really like the advice to protect your pipes. I mean, just check not only your exposed piping but also the pipe bibs, you know because they’re made of brass, copper and a lot of them have a simple protective uh pipe bib here, but you can also wrap it with T-shirts, rags, whatever, just to keep everything metal. Keep it, keep it warmer than the outside air temperature so it doesn’t break. Do we need to drip to leave a drip inside or open our cabinets inside or do you think it’s really no problem for that? I wouldn’t say it’s a problem right now unless it’s an extended period and if your pipes are wrapped you should be fine. Lets go

VIDEO: Tips for protecting your pipes and what to do if they burst

With cold weather on the way, WDSU spoke with Justin Bourgeois of Copperhead Plumbing and Repairs to learn how to protect the pipes and what to do if they burst. under your water shut-off valve. “You can also wrap it up with t-shirts, rags, whatever, just to keep anything metal in – keep it warmer than the outside air temperature so it doesn’t break “, said Bourgeois. all the tips to keep your pipes safe, watch the video above.

With cold weather on the way, WDSU spoke with Justin Bourgeois of Copperhead Plumbing and Repairs to find out how to protect the pipes and what to do if they burst.

Bourgeois says to wrap the exterior pipes tightly, including the faucet at the top and the exposed pipe under your water shutoff valve.

“You can also wrap it up with t-shirts, rags, whatever, just to keep anything metal – keep it warmer than the outside air temperature so it doesn’t break “, said Bourgeois.

For all the tips on keeping your pipes safe, watch the video above.