Protecting your Home’s Pipes from Freezing


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, of which some of this post’s content came from.

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