Mark the valve with a bright colour so everyone is aware of where it is.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 09, 2015
GTA Property Services Group Inc. (http://www.GTAPropertyServicesGroup.com), the leading cleaning company in Vaughan specializing in water damage restoration and cleanup, is releasing expert tips on how to winterize water pipes to prevent any problems during the cold season.
Cold weather has been proven to have adverse effects on water pipes. The conditions can cause freezing and flooding throughout a home, which is why it’s important that the necessary steps are taken to prepare pipes for winter.
“Winterizing the pipes in the home is important,” says Chad Vanvari, owner of GTA Property Services Group Inc. “And just because we’re well into the winter doesn’t mean it’s too late; homeowners can still take steps to prevent potential damage right now.”
Vanvari explains that the first tip is to insulate pipes located in areas where they are not exposed to heat, such as outdoor hoses. It’s also a good idea to disconnect outdoor hoses and drain them so freezing doesn’t occur overnight, he says.
“Another important tip is to make sure all doors and cracks are sealed off,” he adds. “Any breeze allowed to enter and consume an uncovered pipe can cause freezing, which can again burst pipes and cause a need for emergency water removal from the basement or other rooms in the home.”
“The final tip to keep in mind is to always know the location of the master shutoff valve. It shuts off water to the entire home, which can be crucial in times of flooding or burst pipes,” Vanvari concludes. “Mark the valve with a bright colour so everyone is aware of where it is.”
GTA Property Services Group Inc. specializes in emergency water removal, sewage backup restoration, and fire damage restoration. Visit http://www.GTAPropertyServicesGroup.com for more information on the services GTA Property Services Group Inc. provides.