Winter is just about here, and you can save yourself a huge headache if you take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing. Here’s what you need to do.
How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing During Michigan Winters
To help prevent your pipes from freezing:
- Keep the garage door shut
- Open cabinets that house pipes in the bathrooms and kitchen
- Let cold water drip from faucets that have exposed pipes
- Keep the thermostat at the same temperature all day and night
- Make sure your insulation is good
Keep the Garage Door Shut
If you have water supply lines in the garage, keep the door shut. It’ll block out wind and snow, which can cause your pipes to freeze.
Opening the cabinets allow warmer air to circulate around your plumbing.
Let Water Drip
If there’s a faucet served by exposed pipes, letting water trickle through it can help prevent it from freezing.
Keep Your Thermostat in Check
Keeping the temperature steady in the house can prevent your pipes from freezing – and when the weather’s extra cold, avoid the urge to set the temperature back a few degrees, because it can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing.
Make Sure Your Insulation is Good
Check your insulation and make sure it’s in good condition – and that it’s sufficient. Insulation can be one of the best investments you can make in your home.
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