Winter brings lower temperatures and while Ohio does nothave as extreme of a climate like our northern or southern neighbors, we stillwant to be cozy in our homes with our family and four-legged friends. And thatmeans having running water.
Here are some tips on how to prevent frozen pipes.
- Insulate your pipes. Exposed pipes are mostlikely to freeze.
- Keep your garage door closed.
- Let the cold water drip from your faucets/
- Seal leaks and drafts that allow cold air nearyour pipes.
- Disconnect your outdoor hoses
- Keep your thermostat set at a consistenttemperature both day and night
- Open cabinets and doors to allow heat to get topipes behind doors.
If your pipes freeze:
- Leave your faucet turned on and call your localplumber.
- Do not use an open heat source to thaw them andrisk fire.
- If your pipes have burst, turn off your water atthe main shutoff valve and leave the water faucet turned on.
Concerned your HVAC system isn’t preventing your pipes fromfreezing? Contact a qualified HVAC company like Drake to schedule a technicianvisit.