You definitely don’t want freezing pipes over the winter. Here are a few tips:
- Outside spigots are very vulnerable to freezing. Be sure to unhook the hose from the spigot. You can add extra insulation to the pipe and/or buy an inexpensive cover for the spigot from the hardware store.
- If you have pipes on outside walls you might want to add insulation to them as well.
- keep your temperature at lease 60 degrees if you leave town or if the home is vacant.
- If the home is vacant or if you leave town it is always a good idea to turn the main water shut off to the home off…just in case.