Protect your Home this Winter
Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes.
Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes. If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting off at the main valve in the basement or crawl space. Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.
Insulating pipes that are close to the exterior of the home is a preventive measure as well.