How to Protect Your Plumbing System From Freezing Temperatures

Broken water pies can turn into a very expensive and messy situation. Zen Kuchen reports that there are six main things that can be done in order to prevent pipes from freezing during cold weather.

Keep your heat on

If you will be away from your house for a long period, then make sure that your temperature is set at 55 degrees or higher.

Let your faucets drip

This helps to relieve pressure on the water system of your home.

Keep your interior doors open

When you leave, cabinet doors open it lets heat coming from the rest of your house keep your pipes warm.

Seal up any holes and cracks

Searches for places on the outside and inside of your house where cold air may get around and in the pipes.

Add heating tape

Use special electric tape and apply it to the pipes directly.

Add extra insulation

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