One of the best ways you can protect your plumbing system is to insulate pipes. Some benefits of choosing to do so will help to keep your hot water pipes warm and will help prevent water freezing in your pipes during the colder parts of the year. One of the main reasons you want to avoid water freezing is it can cause your pipes to expand and burst. With all that being said, let’s talk about the process to insulate your pipes.
With getting ready to clean your pipes before insulating, make sure you are following safety precautions by wearing protective glasses and gloves. You can never be sure what you might be exposed to and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
To start cleaning the pipes, get a rag and a mild cleanser, this will help take care of any dust or dirt that is on the pipes.
The two most common pipe insulators you will find are fiber-glass pipe wrap and tubular insulation. Fiber-glass pipe wrap is a must for high heat areas, such as near furnaces. You should never be using tubular insulation near a high heat area.
In terms of setting up the insulation, you should follow the instructions that come with your pipes and you’re all good to go!