There’s no denying that winter is in full swing, and it is icy cold outside. When it’s this cold outside, the water in our home’s pipes can freeze and burst—leaving you with a costly mess.
Here are some quick tips to ensure that your water stays flowing through the frigid temperatures:
- Wrap up any outside faucets
- Make sure that there is caulk around the pipes where they enter the house
- Disconnect any garden hoses
- Drain any in-ground sprinkler systems—but make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions for how to do this best
- Inside, let your faucets run at a little stream if the temperature gets below freezing, especially overnight
- Open up cupboard doors in the kitchen and bathrooms
- Shut off and drain your water if you are going to be leaving your home for several days
Homeowners insurance may be able to cover after a burst pipe, but it is essential that you have done everything you can to prevent loss.