A great way to protect pipes is to use insulation covers, like removable insulation blankets. This video explains what pipe insulation is and how it can benefit you and your home.
Pipe insulation helps to protect pipes from damage, keep them warm, and more. They are especially useful in homes located in areas with cold winters where low temperatures can freeze the pipes and lead to expensive damage. Insulation also helps keep your pipes efficient by capturing escaped heat and keeping it contained in the pipe.
Pipes in an exposed location like your basement are particularly vulnerable. It’s important to know what type of material the insulation is and to take the proper safety measures when handling it.
Before you install insulation pipes, make sure to clean dirt and other material off of the pipe. The most popular types of pipe insulation are fiberglass insulation and tubular pipe fittings.
If you are using fiberglass insulation, make sure to wear protective glasses, a PPE mask, work gloves, and loose clothing with long sleeves. There are small particles of glass in the insulation that can get on your skin, causing irritation and itchiness.
For more information about pipe insulation, click on the link to the video above.