Don’t let this happen to you!

This winter is expected to be a cold one for many parts in the United States. One serious problem many Americans face is their pipes could freeze during the extremely cold weather and you need to be prepared for the worst case scenario.

Depending in the severity of the problem, fixing frozen or damaged pipes can be a very expensive problem that many people don’t want to deal with.

Here are some things you can do thanks to Off the Grid News to prevent your pipes from freezing this winter.

Insulate your pipes

Make sure to go out and purchase foam pipe insulation covers from your local hardware store and cover all pipes that you can visibly see. If you are in rushed situation you can use towels and even old clothes to cover them up as well.

Disconnect your water hoses and water lines

Don’t leave any outdoor hoses or water lines connected to your house because they can get frozen and cause damage.

Always keep the house warm

Even if you aren’t home, make sure to take the extra step and keep the house continuously warm so that the pipes do not freeze while you are away.

Let your faucets drip

If the weather gets too cold or there is freezing advisory, make sure all your faucets are dripping to prevent them from freezing.

Make sure your Cupboards Open

Opening the cupboards in your kitchen and bathrooms will keep the air circulating and prevent pipes from freezing.