How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

It's getting colder, do you know how to prevent your pipes from freezing? It could save you a lot of stress (and money!)!

The weather is getting colder and as if we didn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to weather, colder weather can mean frozen pipes. If your pipes freeze it can be very detrimental to your home and it’s not exactly budget friendly either. What can you do to keep your pipes from freezing?

  • The most effective method of prevention is to avoid running your pipes in exterior walls, attics, or basements. Pipes in these areas are exposed to the cold and much more susceptible to freezing.
  • If do you have pipes in these danger areas, make sure there is insulation between the pipes and the cold wall. Insulation can also improve energy conservation! Even pipes in the back of cabinets can get too cold, open the cabinet doors on really cold days to help them not freeze!
  • Feeling that chilly draft coming in already? Seal it up using spray foam, it will keep youyou’re your pipes warmer. Drafts are one of the biggest causes of frozen pipes.

If your pipes do freeze, shut off your water and give your plumber a call. It also may be a good idea to call your insurance agent to see if any of the damage will be covered under your Connecticut Home Insurance. It might even be a good idea to give your agent a call to see if this is something that would be covered, even before it happens.

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