Tips for Avoiding Frozen Pipes at Home

Tips for Avoiding Frozen Pipes at HomeOver the past few weeks, much of the United States has experienced freezing weather. When the temperatures drop, it’s important to take preventive steps to ensure that your pipes don’t freeze. Frozen pipes can burst and cause extensive water damage to your home. When it gets especially cold out, protect your pipes with these tips:

  • Make sure outside faucets are turned off and drained. Water leftover in the pipes from summertime can freeze during the winter.
  • Leave a slow drip on faucets. The continuous dripping can help reduce water pressure resulting from frozen pipes.
  • Monitor the temperature on all floors of your home. Your main living areas may be warm, but be sure to check the temperatures in your attic and basement. If indoor pipes are exposed to freezing areas, you may want to consider wrapping your pipes for added insulation.

With the right insurance coverage, you can prevent major losses related to burst pipes, and recover from the damage. Contact our Personal Insurance department to review your policy and make sure you’re covered. For more ideas about how to protect your home from frozen pipes, click here.

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