Snow Coming To Charlotte, NC! 7 Tips To Keep Your Pipes From Freezing!

Reblogger Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Real Estate Agent with Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker WV0026375

Nina Hollander provides some great tips to keep your pipes from freezing this winter. Charlotte NC is having colder temps as is the rest of the country.  Our temps have been low as 5 degrees. So, no matter where you live, read and remember these tips as they may come in handy one day.

Original content by Nina Hollander

The Charlotte, North Carolina region is expecting a snow storm later tonight into Saturday with a snow fall of as many as six inches before it's over. Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 8 degrees overnight on Saturday. As any Charlottean knows, this is not typical weather for us and it's easy to forget to take some precautions to ensure that your pipes don't freeze and burst. Here are  tips to help you keep your pipes from freezing this weekend and causing expensive damage to your home:


7 Tips To Keep Your Charlotte Home's Pipes From Freezing


  1. Open your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing during the night (especially where you might have pipes next to an exterior wall).

  2. Set your thermostat  to stay at same temperature during the day and at night. And even if you are away from your home, make certain that the thermostat is set to no lower than 55 degrees, but it's recommended you keep the temperature constant at 68 degrees or higher. And consider turning off your water completely if you won't be at home, especially the valves to your clothes washer.

  3. Let cold water drip from faucets in your home. Running water through the pipes, even at a trickle, helps to prevent pipes from freezing by relieving pressure, especially at night when temperatures plummet.

  4. Close all windows near water pipes; cover or close open-air vents to keep cold air from entering.

  5. You can insulate water pipes with a "pipe sleeve" or install UL-listed "heat tape," "heat cable," or similar materials on exposed water pipes. Some recommend doing this on interior pipes as well. If your local hardware store has run out of this material, you can help insulate by using newspapers.

  6. Placing an insulating dome or other covering on outdoor faucets and spigots can reduce the likelihood of water pipes freezing. If you haven't already done so, disconnect your water hose from your outdoor spigot.

  7. If you have water supply lines in your garage, be sure to keep the garage doors closed.


Click on the picture below from for more tips on how to prevent frozen pipes, what to do if your pipes freeze, and information on products that will help you keep pipes from freezing.


How To Prevent Frozen Pipes



"Snow Sprouts" Image courtesy of ahmet guler at


These tips to prevent pipes from freezing in your Charlotte area home are brought to you courtesy of  Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, RE/MAX Executive Realty, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants. 


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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Hey Rebecca... thanks for this reblog... and to show my apprecetion I've given you a great big 'Like.' 

Jan 09, 2017 11:14 AM #1
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Rebecca, Thanks for the re-blog of Nina's helpful post to keep your pipes from freezing. We even had to worry about this on this past Friday night/ Saturday morning. 

Jan 09, 2017 01:59 PM #2
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


With the cold weather moving through the county  . . . . your re-post of Nina Hollander post is a  timely tip.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 09, 2017 07:57 PM #3
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Rebecca, this is something that so many of us need to be conscious of this time of year. Excellent choice for a re-blog.

Jan 10, 2017 11:22 AM #4
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
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 Good re-blog and beleive it or not we had could of used that blog here in TExas! I hope all is well with you!

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