Salt Lake City Office
963 Folsom Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1130
St. George Office
148 W Industrial Dr, Unit E3
Washington, UT 84780
1805 2900 S Unit #1,
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: (801) 355-4433
Winter storms bring unique challenges for homeowners in the Wasatch Front, including the risk of extreme cold temperatures. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing system, causing pipes to freeze and potentially burst.
To protect your plumbing system from the cold and potential damage, Whipple Service Champions recommends following these tips.
The most important step you can take to protect your pipes from freezing is to insulate them. This task is crucial for pipes in unheated areas, such as the attic, basement, and exterior walls. Use a thick foam insulation that covers the entire length of the pipe and seal the ends with tape or caulk.
During extreme cold, keeping the cabinet doors open under your kitchen and bathroom sinks will let warm air circulate the pipes and help prevent them from freezing.
If brutally cold weather is on the way, adjust your faucets to drip slightly. Keeping the water in your pipes moving can prevent them from freezing.
Ensure your thermostat is set at a consistent temperature throughout the winter. This will help keep your pipes from freezing and keep your energy bills low.
Knowing where to find your shutoff valves can be a lifesaver if a pipe does freeze and burst. Locate your shutoff valves before the cold weather sets in, and be prepared to turn them off in an emergency.
Following these tips can help protect your home’s plumbing system from the cold winter weather.
Have questions or concerns about the condition of your pipes? Contact us for a professional inspection.
We can help keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly all year.
Make sure your heating system is prepared to handle winter storms. We recommend a furnace tune-up if your system:
Contact us today to schedule your furnace tune-up, so you aren’t left out in the cold.
Power outages can be a frequent issue during snow storms. At Whipple Service Champions, we’re proud to offer standby generators to power your whole home. The Generac Guardian Series generators are the ultimate product in standby power supply. Built tough and able to handle your home’s power needs, a Guardian home generator connects to your existing LP or natural gas fuel supply.
If a power outage is detected, this backup unit will automatically turn on in seconds and run as long as needed until the power grid is restored.
Contact us today for more information about our standby generator services.