How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing


Winters in Canada tend to hit hard, between the snow, wind, and ice, the only escape you have is your home.

Unfortunately, this harsh weather can affect our homes more than it does us, frozen pipes can ruin the winter holiday, and everyone should know the steps to take to prevent them. 

Frozen pipes could cause thousands of dollars of damage if left untreated, follow the steps below to prevent this from happening to you. 

1. Drain water from the pipes that are most likely to freeze, such as swimming pools or sprinkler lines. 

2. Seal any cracks in the walls, especially around areas that have a lot of pipes. 

3. Try to keep an open circulation of airflow in your home, as long as warm air is moving around your pipes are less likely to freeze. 

4. Keep your garage, windows, and doors closed when not in use, this allows the hot air to stay in and the cold air to stay out.

5. Run water on the really cold days, running water will decrease the chance of it freezing or at least by you some time until it warms up. 

If your pipes do freeze the best action you can take is to use a heated blanket or hairdryer to heat up the pipes, if the problem persists do not hesitate to call a professional.

Frozen pipes could cost thousands of dollars of damage to your home, in this case, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. 

Check out our other blogs to learn more useful tips and tricks for protecting your pipes this winter! 

At Man with a Wrench, we operate as your one-stop shop for all electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and appliance needs, if you are worried about your pipes then book a free virtual diagnostic session with one of our experts, we’ll walk you through protective measures and help you defrost some of your frozen pipes.