frozen pipes

As temperatures drop, the risk of frozen pipes increases in your home. If your pipes freeze, they may burst, causing sever damage. To prevent frozen pipes this winter, follow these tips:


Set your thermostat to at least 55F. The lower the temperature of your home, the more likely your pipes will freeze. 


Insulate exposed pipes with insulation material such as foam rubber or fiberglass sleeves.


Open any cabinets that contain exposed pipes to allow warm air from your home to circulate around the pipes. 


Allow your faucets to drip to help relieve pressure in the pipes and prevent them from bursting. 


Seal any cracks in the foundation or any outside walls to prevent cold air from seeping into your home. 


Locate all shut-off valves, so if  a pipe were to burst, you could quickly turn off water to prevent water damage.