How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing and Causing a House Flood
Here are some tips to help prevent pipes from getting frozen:
- Keep your thermostat set to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help keep the water in your pipes moving and prevent it from freezing.
- Let a faucet drip in an unused part of your home. This will help keep water flowing through the pipes and prevent them from freezing.
- Insulate pipes that are located in unheated areas, such as your attic, basement, or crawl space. You can use pipe insulation, heat tape, or thermostatically controlled heat cables.
- Seal any air leaks around pipes. Air leaks can let cold air in,