When outdoor temperatures plummet, it’s important to keep tabs on your home’s pipes to prevent pipes from freezing, bursting and causing expensive property damage.
When exposed to extremely cold conditions, the water inside a pipe can freeze and expand, resulting in the pipe bursting and flooding the area around it. This can potentially spell disaster in terms of water damage. Your best bet is to prevent pipes from freezing in the first place. Following is an overview of steps you can take to proactively ensure your pipes don’t freeze, as well as AcuRite's recommended solutions for easy frozen pipe prevention.
There are many preventative actions that can mitigate the risk of frozen pipes. Take the following steps to keep pipes from freezing:
AcuRite makes monitoring pipe temperature easy with its Multi-Sensor Stations and Monitors with Temperature Sensors . Stations include a Home Environment Display – your dashboard for temperature and humidity conditions in and around your home. The display tracks data from up to three wireless sensors that can be strategically placed indoors or outdoors to monitor the places you care about. Here’s how to use a Multi-Sensor Station to prevent pipes from freezing:
An AcuRite Monitor with a Liquid & Soil Temperature Sensor makes the perfect frozen pipe detector. Simply affix the sensor to a potentially vulnerable pipe with zip ties (included). For best results, wrap the sensor and pipe with insulation, so that the pipe temperature is isolated from the ambient air temperature, as shown in the photos.
Home Environment Displays can show conditions for up to three AcuRite Monitors and Sensor so you can track multiple pipes or potential problem areas. The display enables you to set an audible alarm that alerts you when temperatures dip below your preset threshold. This will afford you maximum time to take action when temperatures are getting dangerously cold, making pipes susceptible to freezing.
AcuRite Monitors measure ambient air temperature and humidity, as well as temperature where the sensor is positioned (ex. in water, affixed to pipe, etc.). The sensor is positioned on a 5 foot cord, perfect for hard-to-reach places.
Displays synchronize with up to three sensors, so you can observe multiple indoor and/or outdoor areas within 330 feet. Set an audible alarm on the display to alert you when conditions exceed your desired range.Shop Now
The following includes great resources on potential causes of frozen pipes and how to keep pipes from freezing: