3 Tips to Prep Your Pipes for Colder Weather in Las Vegas

This November and December, we have already seen the temperatures drop into the 20s in Las Vegas. Everyone is feeling the cold, and doing their best to stay warm and safe in the home.

During one of the busiest times of the year for heating and plumbing professionals, we’ve already received calls for furnace breakdowns and more. With temperatures dropping below freezing, it’s likely that we’ll start receiving even more calls including for plumbing emergencies!

Frozen and bursting pipes are not uncommon during the winter, but you can prepare your home’s plumbing system to help prevent this problem.

  • Insulate Your Pipes: Insulating the water pipes at your home in Las Vegas is one of the best ways to prevent them from freezing over and potentially bursting. There are many pipe insulation products available on the market, and you can learn which may be best for your home at your local Home Depot or by calling your Yes! Plumbing professionals to learn about your options.
  • Use Heat Tape: Another option to prevent freezing pipes is to wrap your water pipes with electric heat tape. Heat tape comes in fiberglass or silicone types. After you have a professional plug in the heat tape to an electrical outlet, he or she can wrap it around your water pipes to keep them warm. Generally, heat tape can automatically adjust its temperature based on the ambient temperature around it.
  • Adjust Your Thermostat: Set your thermostat above 55° F at night and when you leave the home. For pipes that are under sinks, open any doors to allow warm air in and keep the pipes from getting too cold.

To learn more about how you can prep your pipes for below-freezing temperatures in Las Vegas, give Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing a call at (702) 479-7481 or visit Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing’s website at https://www.theyesmancan.com.

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