What can I do to prevent pipes from freezing?

by | Jan 21, 2020

Pipes Freezing

With the cold temperatures we have been having, I have heard about pipes freezing and breaking. What can I do to prevent this from happening at my house?

The following is a list of things that you can do to prevent frozen pipes at your house:

  1. Check and make sure that exposed pipes (i.e under your porch and in your garage), are insulated.
  2. Buy insulating cups for your outside hose bibs. These can be purchased at any big box retail store.
  3. If open, close your crawl space vents and keep them closed all winter.
  4. Disconnect landscape hoses from outside hose bibs.
  5. If you have a well, make sure your well pipes are insulated or you have an insulating cover.
  6. If you are going out-of-town and anticipate extreme cold weather while gone, shut off the main water supply to your house to prevent flooding in the event a pipe does freeze and burst.

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Development and Properties, LLC, and its affiliate, Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. Mike graduated with a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte. He has been a Licensed General Contractor since 1999 and currently holds this designation in both North and South Carolina. Mike is also a Certified Green Professional and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

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