Avoid Frozen Pipes
It’s freezing season and DWM wants to remind you that a few simple steps can prevent lots of costly damage! Prevent pipes from freezing by:
- Maintain proper heat in your home.
- Make sure that there is warm air circulating in any area where there are water pipes. This includes garages and unheated areas of your home.
- Insulate pipes, particularly those outside or on the perimeter of the house.
- Remove all garden hoses from hose bibs and cover the bibs with Styrofoam insulating caps.
If pipes do freeze, do not use candles or any open flame to thaw them. Try a hair dryer or heating pad instead.