How to Insulate Your Water Pipes like a Pro
With winter seasons upon us, there are more frequent instances of plumbing problems such as frozen pipes and low water temperatures. Luckily, there’s a very easy way to prevent these issues: insulating water pipes.
Insulating pipes offers many advantages, such as reduced heat loss, a rise in heated water temperature, increased water conservation, and a 4% annual energy savings.
What’s more, insulation can prevent frozen pipes, provide a layer against dampness, and save you money in the long run.
Insulate your water pipes with help from our licensed plumbers in Fort Worth, TX.
Here are some tips on how you can insulate your water pipes like a pro:
Choose The Relevant Water Pipes For Insulation
It’s critical to choose relevant water pipes in your home. Just like any other system, a plumbing system has networks (pipes) that perform an array of functions and are located in different areas. So, if you want to prevent frozen pipes, you’ll have to locate and protect the pipes that go through the colder areas of your house, such as the basement or the garden.
The most convenient and accessible way to insulate water pipes is to use pipe-wrap and foam pipe. They’re widely available at any store and only take a few minutes to add onto your pipes.
Items Needed for Insulation
- Measurement tape
- Heavy-duty tape like duct tape
- Insulating pipe-wrap
- Foam pipe
Add the Pipe-Wrap and Foam Pipe
Installing the pipe-wrap onto your pipe can be done in 3 simple steps:
- Use heavy-duty tape on one side of the pipe-wrap
- Carefully wrap the pipe-wrap in spirals around the pipe
- Cover the end of the pipe wrap with another piece of tape
Foam pipe sleeves are narrow cylindrical tubes that cover the pipe like a sleeve. They’re also easily installable with 5 simple steps.
- Place the foam pipe sleeve over the pipe and remove it at slash on the sleeve
- Carefully pull the sleeve over the pipe
- Secure the sleeve using tape
- If the ends are too long, carefully cut the sleeves to the pipe length
- If there’s a bend in the pipe, tape pipe-wrap to fit at the corners
Following the steps above can help you go a long way in preserving your water pipes during the winter season. However, we understand that it may be a process which requires professional assistance; so if you’re looking for a plumbing company that provides excellent insulation services without compromising on quality, look no further!
Our team consists of licenced plumbers who are duly equipped to deliver efficient and high-calibre of plumbing services to residents in Fort Worth, TX.
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