Our Nashville weather may feel more like spring right now but — winter is coming! We want to make sure your pipes don’t freeze when temperatures get frigid. Follow these five tips to ensure you’re not spending a fortune to fix frozen pipes this winter.
Insulate Your Pipes
It’s very important to insulate your exposed pipes! Take care of the water pipes in your crawlspace, basement and attic with insulation foam or wrappers which can be purchased from any hardware store.
Open Your Cabinets
When the temperatures really start to drop, it’s important to take care of your indoor pipes. Help keep them warm by opening cabinet doors that contain piping. It may not be the best looking way to protect your home, but it’s been proven to help.
Let Your Faucets Drip
When the temperature gets below freezing, let your faucets drip. It’s not important to let a lot of water out, just let enough for a slow drip. A lot of people forget to do this in the winter and it can be very costly!
Keep Your Garage Closed
Keep your garage door down any time there’s a chance of snow, ice or — Nashville’s favorite — a wintry mix! If the temperature is too low to go out without a hat and gloves, your garage should definitely be closed!
Shut Off Your Water
Traveling before the New Year? Going on a New Year’s vacation? Take an extra precaution and shut off your water completely. Any water that’s sitting in your pipes is more likely to freeze. Simply shut your water off and enjoy your holiday without worrying about your pipes!
Happy holidays and stay warm this winter!