Insulating your pipes prevents leaks, bursts, and expensive water damage. But once you’ve done your due diligence as a homeowner, what do you do with the extra plumbing insulation? You may think that the only thing you can do is throw it away, but wait! There are some crafty and clever ways to put that insulation to good use.
Seal a Drafty Door
You can turn your leftover insulation into a door draft stopper by merely cutting a slit into the foam and placing it under your door. Say goodbye to cold air and chilly rooms! You can also prevent heat loss by patching up drafts, which allows you to lower your thermostat and save money on your energy bill.
Create a Brush Holder
If anyone in your house likes to paint, pipe insulation can easily transform into a nifty brush holder. Cut the bottom of the insulation so it can fit comfortably over the side of a small box. Then, slice small grooves into the foam so you can slide the brushes into them and keep them elevated.
Your new creation is a great way to hang brushes after cleaning so they can drip dry.
Make Your Tool Shed Safer
Use leftover pipe insulation to cover the blades of saws and knives. You may even use it to cover the tips of screwdrivers or any other protruding objects.
Baby-proof Your Furniture
If you have an infant or small children in your home, insulation can be an inexpensive way to make furniture safer. If you have self-adhering foam, all you have to do is cut a V-shaped wedge that fits the corner of your furniture and peel off the sticker to apply the insulation.
St. Paul Plumbers You Can Count On
Bottom line: The experts at Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can save you from any plumbing problems life might throw your way. We offer a wide range of services that include everyday fixes, insulation, installation, and emergency repairs. Schedule an appointment directly on our website or call us today at 612-324-1004.