Tips on making sure your pipes don’t freeze this week

by | Jan 16, 2024 | Weather

From the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
A deep freeze is coming! Don’t let your pipes burst this winter.
Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t have a big mess (and bill!) on your hands.
🧊Set home thermostats above 55 degrees during cold weather.
🚰Drip cold water in farthest faucet from your main valve. Moving water keeps pipes from freezing.
🚱Find shut off valves for emergencies.
🌡️Insulate pipes in unheated areas.
♨️Open cupboards and vanities to warm pipes.
🔄Keep outsides valve open so water remaining in the pipe can expand without causing a break.
🥶When freezing weather is coming, turn off water to outside spigots and drain all water from the line.

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