While some people are busy claiming that the planet is heating up, many of us are facing record cold winters. If you have never dealt with frozen pipes and other difficulties in a routine setting, it will be even harder for you to maintain a supply of running water in winter months during a crisis.
Important Tools and Equipment to Have on Hand
Fortunately, there are many reliable methods available for storing and preparing your water pumps and pipes for cold weather regardless of where you live and the situation at hand.
You just need a little preparation, and also some tools at hand.
- Propane torch – can be used to defrost copper and metallic pipes. It can also be used to defrost pump switches on older models that do not have plastic or other flammable parts.
- Hair dryer – can be used to melt ice in pump switches, as well as in plastic, metal, and other pipes.
- Incandescent lamps or heat lamps to generate steady heat without fire
You also need some freezing preventative equipment and materials: