Protecting your Home’s Pipes from Freezing

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Just like that, winter has officially arrived! With the drop in temperatures this weekend, we compiled a list of helpful tips to prevent your house pipes from freezing.

  • If low temps are expected, don’t be afraid to let the faucets in your home run at a slight trickle over night. Bonus points if you do this from a faucet on an outside wall.
  • Open your cabinet doors to allow heat to get towards uninsulated pipes.
  • If you haven’t already done so, disconnect all garden hoses and seal gaps around pipes that allow cold air inside.
  •  Don’t turn down your thermostat before you go to bed. Consistency is key and maintaining the same setting will help prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Insulate the pipes in your attic and/or crawl space.
  • If you are planning to escape the cold and head south for the remainder of winter, be sure to keep minimal heat on while you are gone.
  • Make sure your entire household knows where the water shut-off valve is and how it works.

There you have it! Looking for more information on how to prevent freezing pipes? Visit https://www.oregon.aaa.com/2019/10/protect-your-home-from-frozen-pipes/, of which some of this post’s content came from.

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