Winterizing Tips for Your Home

  • Always know the location of your shut-off valve and water pipes in case of emergency.
  • Identify pipes located outside your house; they will be most vulnerable to freezing.
  • Insulate all water pipes in unheated areas to prevent freezing and subsequent thawing and bursting.
  • Check for any cracks or openings in walls, floors and ceilings. Caulking will help to keep cold air from entering those gaps and affecting your pipes, and your heating bills.
  • Disconnect and drain all outside hoses to prevent freezing.
  • Shut down and thoroughly drain all lawn sprinkler systems.
  • Turn off all outside spigots from inside your house, drain the lines and leave the spigots open.

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