As the winter weather closes in, you’re staffed with a variety of tasks around your home.
From changing your furnace filter to putting away your patio furniture, there’s a lot on your plate.
Like many, you may be concerned about frozen pipes during the winter months. This is particularly true if you have run into this issue in the past.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent this from happening. Consider the following tips:
· Keep your garage doors closed. This is important if there are any water supply lines in your garage.
· Let warm air circulate. Don’t be afraid to open bathroom and kitchen cabinet doors so that warm air can reach the pipes.
· Keep your thermostat steady. While you may be tempted to lower your thermostat at night, this increases the likelihood of frozen pipes.
· Don’t go below 55 degrees. Even if you’re going on vacation for an extended period of time, don’t be tempted to turn off your furnace. Instead, it should be set no lower than 55 degrees.
If you do all these things but are still faced with frozen pipes in the months to come, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can stop out, assess the situation, and thaw your pipes in the appropriate manner. From there, we can provide personalized tips on avoiding the situation again in the future.