Top 5 Tips to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

Roots Real Estate
Published on March 4, 2019

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

A late frost can be a wonderful thing in the South – it helps kill off bugs, it perpetuates the cozy feelings of winter and can even be beneficial for some plants! But, as we all know too well, frost often comes with the potential for freezing pipes.

Frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your home and can add way too much stress to your life. Avoid all of that by following our 5 top tips below:

5️⃣ steps to prevent your pipes from freezing:⠀
1. Keep garage doors closed, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage.🚪⠀
2. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. (If you have small children, be sure to remove any harmful cleaners and household chemicals.) 🔁⠀
3. Let the cold water drip from a faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe—even at a trickle—helps prevent pipes from freezing.🚰⠀
4. Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during day and night. During a cold snap is not the time to set back the thermostat at night to save a few bucks on your heating bill. 💸⠀
5. If you plan to be away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F. 🌡

As always, let us know if you have any questions !


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