Avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. Before temperatures dip below freezing, here’s how you can protect your water supply lines and pipes:

  • Drain: Sprinkler lines need to be dry (don’t put antifreeze in the lines unless it’s approved by the manufacturer). Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain (close their inside valves).

  • Insulate: Cover both hot and cold water pipes in unheated areas, like the basement, crawl space, attic, garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

  • Drip: Let the cold water drip from faucets served by exposed pipes.

  • Garage: Keep the doors closed if there are water supply lines.

  • Cabinets: Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors so warmer air will circulate around the plumbing.

  • Thermostat: Set the same temperature throughout the day and night (no lower than 55° F).

For more information, please contact a licensed plumber or building professional.

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Source: Call2Inspect.net