Winter is here...along with the risk of frozen pipes and ice dams
With temperatures well below freezing forecast for the coming week, be vigilant to protect your home from frozen pipes. If you don't own a home, you might want to share these with someone who does. A few tips include:
For more information about prevention and addressing winter related loss risks, check out the helpful links below.
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- Keep house heated to a minimun of 65 degrees to help prevent pipes inside walls from freezing.
- Keep garage doors closed.
- Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip to keep water moving. Open cabinet doors to let more warm air around pipes.
- Consider wrapping problem pipes with UL approved heat tape that has a built-in thermostat to prevent overheating. Follow instructions carefully to keep from causing a fire hazard.