As the winter temperatures continue to drop, it is vital that you do all you can to help prevent winter damage to your pipes. Keep these tips in mind to help protect your pipes from freezing and bursting this winter season!
- Drain all exterior water lines, including swimming pool lines and sprinkler systems. Also, drain your garden hose and store it in a cool, dry place so that it is not ruined in the cold. Cover all outside faucets with insulating materials.
- Check your attic, basement, and crawl spaces for water lines. Make sure that they are properly insulated using insulated tape or a pipe sleeve. If you do not have access to specific insulating materials, use something you have at home, such as newspaper to help prevent your pipes from freezing.
- If the weather forecast calls for prolonged freezing temperatures, let faucets drip and open bathroom or kitchen cabinets to help warm air circulate around the pipes.
Having the right homeowners insurance policy will help to ensure that your home stays safe this winter. Contact Insurance and Mortgage Services in Batavia, Illinois for all of your homeowners’ insurance needs.