Unveiling the Truth About Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Myths


In the world of plumbing, heating, and cooling, myths and misconceptions abound. At T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to separating fact from fiction and providing our customers with reliable information. In this blog post, we’ll debunk one of the most common myths in our industry.

The Myth: Letting the Faucet Drip in Winter Prevents Frozen Pipes

This widespread belief suggests that allowing your faucets to drip during the winter months can help prevent your pipes from freezing. However, this is nothing more than a myth. Here’s the truth:

  • Dripping faucets do not prevent pipes from freezing.
  • The small amount of water flow from a dripping faucet is insufficient to prevent freezing in pipes exposed to subzero temperatures.
  • Proper insulation and heating of your home are the best ways to protect your pipes from freezing.

The Reality: Insulation and Heating are Key

To truly safeguard your plumbing system during winter, it’s essential to:

  1. Insulate exposed pipes, especially those in unheated areas like attics, crawl spaces, and garages.
  2. Keep your home’s temperature at a consistent, comfortable level to prevent pipes from freezing.
  3. If you’re going on vacation, don’t set your thermostat too low – aim for at least 55°F to protect your pipes.

Trust the Experts at T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

At T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we’re dedicated to providing our customers in Buffalo, NY, Tonawanda, NY, Kenmore, NY, Hamburg, NY, Cheektowaga, NY, and Orchard Park, NY with reliable plumbing, AC repair, electrical installation, and service solutions. Our team of experienced professionals is always ready to address your concerns, debunk myths, and ensure your home’s systems are operating efficiently and safely.

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