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August 6, 2014

Avoid Costly Plumbing Problems

frozen pipes

It’s hard to think about winterizing your facility while the temperatures are still high. However, the cold is approaching and with it comes potential plumbing problems, which can be avoided if you prepare yourself and your building.

Begin by checking for leaks. A small hidden leak that might go unnoticed during the summer will certainly become a problem during the colder months in the form of burst pipes. Even if you don’t hear or see any evidence of leaks, it’s still a good idea to call in a plumber to do a more thorough inspection of your plumbing.

Next check for uninsulated pipes or exposed pipes that are not in a heated space. Look in areas that are located on the outside walls or blocked from the heat. These exposed pipes will require heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables.

Lastly, make sure your furnace is set no lower than 55 degrees during the winter. It is energy –efficient to lower the temperature during non-business hours, but too low can result in frozen pipes.

To have a professional come out and examine your plumbing contact Continuum Services at 248.286.5200 or info@continuumservices.com