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Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes in Beckley?

11/7/2023 (Permalink)

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Winter is coming and now is a good time to take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing. Our local Beckley team offers tips from the American Red Cross:

Insulate Pipes: Insulate exposed pipes in unheated areas using pipe insulation sleeves or heat tape.

Seal Leaks: Seal gaps and cracks in your home's walls, foundation, and exterior to keep cold air out.

Maintain Temperature: Keep a consistent indoor temperature, even when you're away, and set your thermostat above freezing.

Open Cabinets: On cold nights, open cabinet doors under sinks to allow warm air to reach the pipes.

Let Faucets Drip: Allow faucets served by exposed pipes to drip slightly to keep water flowing.

Disconnect Hoses: Disconnect and drain garden hoses, and shut off outdoor faucets.

Insulate Water Heater: Insulate your water heater and hot water pipes.

Proper Insulation: Ensure your home is well-insulated, especially in attics and walls.

Garage Doors: Keep garage doors closed if water pipes run through them.

Drain Outdoor Supply: Drain and shut off outdoor water supplies before winter.

Plan for Vacations: If traveling, shut off the main water supply or have a neighbor check your home.

Taking these preventative measures can reduce the risk of frozen pipes and the potential for more costly damage and repairs in the winter months.

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