Drake Heating & Air, Heating & Air Conditioning, Eaton, OH

Prevent Frozen Pipes

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.