How to Prevent Pipe Freezing
How to Prevent Your Homes Pipes From Freezing and Causing a Disaster
Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts a lot pressure on whatever is holding it, including pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.
- Make sure pipes in your attic, basement and crawl space are insulated. The more insulation the more protected the pipes will be. Bare pipes are more likely to freeze.
- Make sure all leaks that can bring cold air into the home are sealed. You can use caulk or insulation to seal the leaks. Common places to check are: dryer vents and pipes.
- Make sure to disconnect all garden hoses from the inside valves, if possible Make sure to drain the water from the pipes that lead to outside faucets.
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