We wondered if it was going to happen – but finally, we are seeing some real Colorado winter weather. And with the beautiful snow that has been falling comes some FREEZING cold temperatures. Unfortunately, this can lead to frozen pipes and damage to your home.
When the temperature drops, water freezes and expands. Water pipes do not expand causing broken pipes and possible flooding that can lead to hundreds or even thousands of dollars of damage.
Here are some extra precautions you can take today to prevent frozen pipes tonight:
- Set the thermostat in all areas no lower than 60 degrees.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
- Turn on a trickle of water in any areas that you are concerned about, especially any faucets near outside walls. Let the warm water drip overnight.
- For future protection, considering adding insulation around pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic if possible.
If you do suspect a frozen pipe, dont risk it -shut off the main water supply and call a plumber!
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