BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing and home service company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan since 1906, wants to help area homeowners prevent damage from frozen pipes.
"A common problem we see in the month of January is the aftermath of improper winterization and prevention," says Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating. "Taking the necessary steps to prevent your pipes from freezing could save homeowners a lot of money."
Petri Plumbing & Heating offers these tips for homeowners to prevent pipes from bursting:
- Open cabinet doors – Keep cabinet doors in both your kitchen and bathroom open to allow warm air to circulate.
- Insulate pipes – Invest in a pipe sleeve or heating tape to provide insulation.
- Frequently run water – Allow the faucets to drip lukewarm water in order to minimize freezing.
- Cover outdoor faucets – Outdoor water faucets are extremely susceptible to freezing. It is best to always unhook water hoses for the winter. Consider covering the faucets with insulated sleeves that can be found at hardware and home improvement stores.
If a pipe does end up freezing, it is important to locate the water valve and cut it off. Though using a blow dryer or additional types of heating methods to thaw out a frozen pipe might help, there is still a potential danger that a professional plumber can adequately address.
Petri Plumbing & Heating's proven system for preparing homes for brutal winters has helped countless Brooklyn residents save on repairs and utility bills. To find out more about frozen pipe bursts, call 718-748-1254 or visit www.petriplumbing.com.
About Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA, the first in New York City to receive this designation. For more information, please visit www.petriplumbing.com or call 718-748-1254.
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