Home Maintenance – Wrapping Your Exterior Plumbing

Wrapped PipesWith winter almost at our doorstep we’d like to remind everyone to prepare your homes for our occasional cold Tucson nights. Even though we are blessed with many days of sunshine, our evening temperatures can pose a hazard several times a year to our home’s plumbing systems. Protect your home by either temporarily wrapping your exposed pipes with blankets/towels or ideally installing insulation on them. There are a variety of insulation products at your local home improvement store which can really save you money when compared with repairing a broken water pipe, not to mention a lot of inconvenience. Another helpful tip is to keep a slow drip coming from your faucets on very cold evenings to further protect against frozen or burst pipes. Installing foam or other insulated products on your exposed water pipes is a very easy do-it-yourself job for most owners. Depending upon the insulating materials you bought, it may also be a good idea to wrap them with some electrical tape or duct tape to keep them in place year-round. While we haven’t had any very cold mornings yet, don’t wait until it’s too late!

Stephen Woodall
REALTOR, GRI @ Long Realty Company
Stephen has made real estate his full-time career and passion since 2008, primarily specializing in the Foothills & the Northwest Tucson areas of Oro Valley and Marana. He is a multi-million dollar producer, representing both sellers & buyers. Stephen has tremendous experience in new home sales, listing & selling primary residences, listing & selling vacant land, listing & selling luxury homes, investment properties, rentals, and real estate development parcels.

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