Did you know... December 9, 2013

Frozen pipes can occur even in occupied properties!

Here are some tips for prevention:

  • Locate the main water shut off before a broken pipe occurs.
  • Disconnect all hoses; if the water freezes in the hose, it can break the spigot.
  • Most new spigots have a shut off valve inside the house or garage; shut off any spigots with this feature.
  • Put spigot covers on all outside faucets.
  • Make sure that there is some heat on in the house at all times.
  • Keep the garage door closed so any heat will be kept inside.
  • If the temperature drops below 20° during the day, let water trickle in all the faucets.
  • In periods of extreme cold, leave cupboard doors open under sinks on exterior walls so the heat will get to the pipes.