How To Keep Your Pipes From Freezing
Don't let your home become one of the thousands to suffer damage from frozen water pipes this winter. Make sure you house is safe from cold weather before you escape to a tropical climate.
Step 1: Seal Your Home
The first step to protecting your pipes is protecting your home. Make sure that all your windows are shut and your garage door is closed. You can also open cabinet doors in your bathroom and kitchen to allow warmer air to circulate through the plumbing.
Step 2: Take Your Temperature
To keep your house at a safe temperature during the winter, keep your house's thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, your pipes should be well protected from freezing. This may raise your heating bill but it's still a lot cheaper than repairing a burst pipe.
Step 3: A Drip Will Do You
If you think your house will be in extreme cold, It's a good idea to let water drip from your faucets. This will keep water moving in your pipes, making them less likely to freeze.