Freezing temperatures bring the threat of frozen pipes. Here's some steps you can take now to minimize the risk of damage.

  • Change the battery in your thermostat to avoid failure, especially if you are not at home.
  • Consider hiring a house watch service to check your home if you are not there.
  • Look into alarms that alert you to dropping temperatures inside your home.
  • Seal exterior cracks, holes, windows, doors to prevent cold air from entering.
  • Let faucets drip during extreme cold to relieve pipe pressure.
  • Insulate vulnerable pipes using pipe insulation.
  • Install a reliable backup power source to ensure heat to the building.
  • Open cabinet doors to let heat flow to pipes.
  • Maintain heat to at least 65 degrees.
  • If your home is unoccupied during the winter, consider having the water system drained!   
  • ***Stay warm everyone and have a great January!