Four Ways to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter
Temperatures are dropping in Nashville and snow is in the forecast. With these weather conditions, it’s very important to protect your home’s pipes. Here are four tips to keep your pipes from freezing this winter.
Let Your Faucets Drip.
This is a big one and it’s so easy to do. If the temperatures are 32 degrees or below, you should let your faucets drip. Target faucets both inside and outside of your home to keep your pipes flowing nicely. You don’t have to waste a ton of water to do this, just make sure you have a decent drip going.
Close Your Garage.
This may seem like a no-brainer but some people don’t realize what closing your garage can do. If you have water lines in the garage, this will really help to protect them.
Open Your Cabinets.
Open the cabinet drawers in your kitchen and bathrooms when temperatures drop. This allows warm air to circulate around the pipes under your sinks. This only helps exposed pipes, but it’s a great starting point.
Keep Your Thermostat Consistent.
It may be tempting to change your thermostat to save a few bucks during cold weather, but it could be costly. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night during winter weather.
If your pipes are starting to freeze, wrap them with warm towels. If that doesn’t work, you can also try using your blowdryer on the pipes. Just use it to blow hot air directly on them. If your pipes have actually already frozen, turn off your water.