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The Weather is Frightful - Do This to Avoid Frozen Pipes!

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Low temperatures bring more than FRIGHTFUL WEATHER!
It also can lead to frozen pipes.
And, with that comes a host of other problems like burst pipes, leaks, water damage, and more that you will want to avoid.
Pipes most at risk are those located in unheated interior spaces such as basements, attics, and garages. But, even pipes running through cabinets or exterior walls can freeze! 
6 Tips to Protect Your Pipes from Freezing:
Tip #1: Seal up cracks & holes. Seal gaps around pipes that run through floors and walls, especially on exterior walls. Use caulk or spray foam to get a good seal.
Tip #2: Add insulation. Pipes can be fitted with foam, rubber, or fiberglass sleeves that are low cost and easy to install (fiberglass offers the best protection). This is a great solution for pipes that are exposed.
Tip #3: Add heat tape to pipes that are at high risk for freezing and are accessible. There are two types of tape available. One that turns on and off by itself when it senses heat is needed, and another that needs to be plugged into a GFI outlet and then unplugged when not in use (be sure to follow manufacturer guidelines).
Tip #4: Keep the heat on – even if you are leaving for a long period of time. You can turn the heat down, just don’t go below 55 Degrees. If the temperature drops below 55, condensation will develop in your heating system and shorten its life cycle.
Tip #5: Keep your faucets turned on to allow for a slow drip (do this for both hot and cold water). 
Tip #6: For extreme cold snaps, keep your cabinet doors that contain pipes open to allow the warmer air to circulate through (don’t forget to remove unsafe items if you have children or pets).
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