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How To Prepare for a Winter Storm

December 21, 2022 | Blog

Winter storms bring a unique set of challenges for homeowners in Fayetteville, Springdale, and surrounding areas in northwest Arkansas, 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, Bud Anderson Home Services recommends following these tips.

1. Insulate Your Pipes

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.

2. Keep Cabinet Doors Open

During extreme cold, keeping the cabinet doors open under your kitchen and bathroom sinks will let warm air circulate around the pipes and help prevent them from freezing.

3. Let Faucets Drip

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.

4. Keep Thermostat Set

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.

5. Know Where Your Shutoff Valves Are

Knowing where to find your shutoff valves can be a lifesaver if a pipe does freeze and burst. Make sure to 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 Bud Anderson Home Services for a professional inspection. We’re here to help keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly all year.

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Furnace went out during this ridiculous weather and Bud Anderson was the only place I could get through to. First, they made sure I had another heat source (I did) then they arrived very quickly considering the weather. Problem was solved in a timely fashion and now my wife and kids will be very happy! Very professional service!
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I called other companies; some couldn’t get me in for 2 weeks or never called back. Due to having no power in multiple outlets throughout my home, Bud Anderson was able to schedule me first thing in the morning. I like the text updates, who your Technician will be, as well as they are on their way. Dwayne was professional, knowledgeable, and explained everything. Great Customer Service skills! Thank-you~

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