Prepare Customers for Freezing Temperatures


It is that time of year again. Winter often brings glacial temperatures and when temperatures start to tumble, the water that supplies your home’s faucets and fixtures can be in the danger of freezing inside of the pipes. Because water expands as it turns into ice, frozen pipes are prone to bursting, which can result in costly water and plumbing damage throughout your home. At the highest risk of freezing are pipes that run along exterior walls of your home and those in unheated or uninsulated places, such as attics, basements, or garages.
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Before the temperatures outside start to plummet below freezing, it is important to understand how to prevent pipes from freezing. Read on below to learn more about how to prevent pipes from freezing and keep the water running in winter weather.
 
 
TIPS TO PREVENT YOUR PIPES FROM FREEZING IN THE WINTER
  1. Set your thermostat to at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit at all times
  2. Open cabinet doors where piping is present
  3. Keep your attic door/hatch open if water filled pipes are present
  4. Let water drip from all faucets during extreme cold
  5. Ensure all water filled pipes are well insulated to reduce the risk of freezing
  6. Do not forget to disconnect garden hoses and secure the valves and faucets
  7. Seal any air leaks
  
 
For more information on how to prevent pipes from freezing in your home, click to read Selective’s “How to Help Protect Your Property From Extreme Cold”.


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