Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Freezing Weather Coming - Check your pipes!

According to the weather forecast it is supposed to dip down to 28 degrees on Wednesday evening. It would be a good idea to check your exterior pipes, hoses and irrigation (if you have it) to make sure it is freeze ready!

1 comment:

Magic Show said...

Protecting pipes from freezing in cold weather

A slow drip from a faucet is better than major water loss and property damage from frozen pipes. To help protect pipes from freezing, individuals are encouraged to:

1. Make sure that foundation vents are closed at residences that have a crawlspace.

2. Close or seal cracks and any other openings in the foundation with cardboard, etc.

3. Let one or more cold water faucets drip slowly to keep water moving and reduce the risk of freezing.

4. If a home or business is without heat and left vacant, you can do the following as a precaution:
1. turn off power to the hot water heater,

2. shut off water service at your emergency water shutoff valve (often in the crawlspace or in a closet where the water supply line comes into a house) and

3. open faucets to drain the pipes. VERY IMPORTANT: When the water service is turned on again, you should allow the water heater tank to fill before turning on the power for the water heater.