Prevent frozen pipes how?

Managing Real Estate Broker with John l scott #86099

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold-water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
  • Also if a pipe becomes frozen, use a heating pad to thaw, never use torch!!

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Unless your home is up on blocks and open underneath like a seasonal lake cottage, pipes should not be freezing. Heat inside a home, and in a cellar if there is a basement or crawl space is a better way than trying to use a heating pad to thaw frozen pipes Daryl Datus . Bank your house from the outside with felt, plastic, heck tree boughs to protect your plumbing. 

Dec 24, 2022 09:35 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

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Dec 25, 2022 10:06 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Dec 26, 2022 04:38 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Daryl Datus very good helpful report about how prevent frozen pipes.

Dec 26, 2022 11:42 AM
Daryl Datus
John l scott - Port Orchard, WA
Real estate broker

Thank you

hope it is useful 

too all

Dec 27, 2022 10:55 PM