Subfreezing Temps- Preventative Measures Needed in Clarksville, TN

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Take Special Care of Your Plumbing Pipes to Prevent Freezing

We have had temperatures below freezing for several days now with nights dipping and wind chills into the low single digits. Our advice to tenants and homeowners is to keep their faucets running at a slow trickle to keep the pipes open and flowing. 

We also recommend keeping thermostats turned up and not closing off any rooms in a home. Opening vanity or cabinet doors under the sinks can help get warmer air to pipes and help prevent freezing pipes. 

Water pipes on exterior walls should be insulated during the building process but with severe cold and winds, even these can freeze if preventative measures are not taken.

A further precaution is to run supplemental heating in areas where plumbing pipes may not get the normal amount of heat like storerooms, utility rooms or add-on baths. 

Remember when leaving faucets running to take extra care to make sure the stoppers/plugs are open fully so sinks and tubs will not fill up and overflow. I heard of one homeowner that had the bathtub overfill and flood the downstairs of his home while at work. This is not something anyone wants to come home to see. Protect your home from unwanted repairs and damage.

For Clarksville TN Real Estate, contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Sometimes opening cabinet doors with a space heater near them helps as well...stay warm !

Jan 03, 2018 05:03 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Debbie. Living in an apartment in the sky in a nice building, who would have thought someone forgot to insulate pipes in an outside wall that are now frozen. Worst yet, the association thinks the solution is to wait for the thaw. It could literally be weeks! Enjoy your day!

Jan 03, 2018 05:05 AM #2
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Amazing, isn't it, Debbie... how the weather suddenly changed? It's frigid here in Charlotte, as well. These are great tips. Hopefully people will pay attention.

Jan 03, 2018 05:12 AM #3
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Debbie Reynolds,

It appears the whole country is freezing! It's 19 degrees here in Austin this morning and we are not use to this! Doing many of the things you far so goo! Our pool pump has not shut off for 5 days!

Jan 03, 2018 05:14 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie - excellent information for all homeowners! I can remember doing this when we lived in Houston!!!!

Jan 03, 2018 05:45 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I hope all will be well, Debbie.  This may be a particularly nasty storm.

Jan 03, 2018 05:51 AM #6
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debbie, great advice, and sure hope this artic blast passing through, sure isn't fun to see so many having freezing temperatures.

Jan 03, 2018 06:27 AM #7
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Debbie -  It is so cold here in Philadelphia Pa the water pipes in the streets are breaking .The streets are flooding and freezing . 

Jan 03, 2018 06:36 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that my relatives in Tennessee already know this stuff, but I am going to share it with them, just in case.

Jan 03, 2018 06:37 AM #9
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debbie, this is excellent advice and very timely. We've had a couple calls from clients in the past 2 days that had frozen pipes and needed a referral for a tradesmen. Not something anyone ever wants to deal with and this cold sure makes it happen quite a bit. 

Jan 03, 2018 08:47 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Debbie - I think we are seeing cold everywhere.  I have our thermostats on Internet so that I can check them.

Jan 03, 2018 09:51 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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This is timely advice to share with area residents.

A winter weather advisory is posted for us in Maryland.

Jan 03, 2018 12:45 PM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great adice for all cold weather residents...Stay warm and safe.  A

Jan 03, 2018 01:58 PM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie everyone needs to do everything they need to do to keep the pipes from freezing.  The cost of repair is not pretty.

Jan 03, 2018 04:01 PM #14
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Great tips in this timely post Debbie Reynolds frozen pipes are a problem here in the Dallas area too...things are just starting to thaw here.

Jan 04, 2018 03:01 AM #15
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

We are experiencing a snow event this morning as I read this and a vase of flowers we placed in our three season room was frozen solid, once we get the house warm from the wood stove we usually open the door to warm the three season roombut it has been so frigid recently we had not done that for a few days. So this is all good advice for homeowners maybe not used to cold weather.

Jan 04, 2018 09:35 AM #16
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great tips for protecting your home. It is cold in our market area I know it must be freezing in your market area. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Jan 04, 2018 09:53 AM #17
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Wonderful tips, Debbie! We are experiencing the same weather here and being in the teens is just not something that we're used to either! I know our pipes are screaming for some warmth - it's best to do a little prevention to save big bucks if they burst!

Have a great weekend!

Jan 05, 2018 10:43 PM #18
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