Disconnect and drain outdoor
faucets, and shut them off inside.
Patch cracks and holes near pipes.
When temperatures approach zero,
wind through a small opening can
freeze nearby pipes, even though
the room temperature is 70
Insulate pipes in unheated areas
such as crawl spaces and garages.
Check insulation! Wet insulation
freezes fast, making it worse than
no insulation at all.
Make sure heat can circulate
around pipes. Plumbing in an
enclosed area such as a closet will
Pay attention to basement piping.
Older furnaces lose enough heat to
warm basements. Newer energy
efficient models do not. Consider
UL approved heat tape.
Find and tag your inside water
shut-off valve, and make sure it
works BEFORE an emergency
arises. This will limit water
damage should inside pipes burst.