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How to keep your water pipes from freezing.

Prevent Frozen Water Pipes

How do you keep water pipes from freezing.

There are several ways to keep water pipes from freezing:

Insulate the pipes: This can be done by wrapping the pipes with insulating material, such as foam pipe insulation or electrical tape.

Keep the thermostat set to a consistent temperature: This will help to maintain a consistent flow of warm air throughout your home, which can help to prevent the pipes from freezing.

Allow a small trickle of water to flow through the pipes: This can help to prevent the water inside the pipes from freezing, as the flowing water will generate heat.

Keep the cabinet doors under sinks open: This will allow warm air to circulate around the pipes, which can help to prevent them from freezing.

Disconnect and store outdoor hoses: Water left in hoses can freeze and cause the hose or the faucet it is connected to to burst.

Keep the garage door closed: If the garage is attached to the house, keeping the garage door closed can help to keep the pipes in the garage from freezing.

Use heat tapes or heat cables: These devices are designed to be wrapped around pipes and use electricity to generate heat, which can help to keep the pipes from freezing.

If you think your pipes may already be frozen, you should turn off the main water supply and call a plumber. Trying to thaw frozen pipes yourself can be dangerous, as they may burst when the ice inside them melts.

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