Freezing temperatures can be catastrophic to a building’s plumbing system if it is ill prepared for the harsh weather.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
Freezing temperatures have been shown to be catastrophic to a building’s plumbing system if it is ill prepared for the harsh weather. Gateway Mechanical’s team has the know how to keep facilities protected through the frigid winter so frozen pipes won’t become an issue and repair those buildings whose systems were not well prepared.
Now is the time to enlist the help of plumbing professionals to find out what damage may have been done. The plumbing system within a building can be drastically affected by the extreme conditions of wintertime. Gateway Mechanical’s preventative maintenance saves customers money on expensive plumbing repairs.
Countless expensive plumbing repairs from cracked pipes to major water leaks often come about as a result of frozen pipes. Pipework must be properly insulated and freely drain in order to combat frozen pipes and avoid substantial damage. This is especially true for pipes which are located outside, in crawl spaces, and in attics.
Not only will insulation keep pipes from freezing, but it will also keep water warmer while in transition. The insulation should fit snugly to be effective. Exposed pipes can be wrapped with heat tape, thermostatically-controlled heat cables, or other approved insulation products. Moving pipework from the outside walls could be an alternative or supplement to insulation. This would make the system less susceptible to cold air leaks.
Inspecting plumbing systems, specifically the pipework and its insulation, is just one way that Gateway Mechanical helps customers be efficient and save money. Additional winter maintenance should take place to save money on energy costs and protect facilities.
To get the full white paper on weatherproofing plumbing systems visit http://www.airmasters.com/splash/ or call Lisa Abney of Gateway Mechanical at 636.680.2222.
About Gateway Mechanical:
Gateway Mechanical’s licensed plumbing personnel design, install, service, and maintain plumbing systems ranging from high-rise office buildings, industrial plants, commercial buildings, laboratories, institutions, and health-care facilities.
Gateway Mechanical takes your project from inception to completion and beyond with pride and sincere passion for customer satisfaction. Our plumbing department offers a 24 hour, 7 days a week service department to meet your emergency needs.
For more information visit http://www.gatewaymechanical.com or call Lisa Abney with Gateway Mechanical at 636.680.2222.
Lisa Abney, Commercial Account Representative