There are some pretty cold nights in Milwaukee, WI. Even if you are staying warm inside, you may still be setting yourself up for bigger problems. When temperatures get below freezing, pipes are prone to freezing. If this happens, you will have a huge mess on your hands once they defrost. Not only that, it can be costly to fix. Use these tips to ensure your pipes are warm this winter and avoid the hassle.
Insulate Your Pipes
If you have pipes that are exposed to the outside, you need to insulate them so they can stay a bit warmer. You can get insulation for pipes at our local hardware store. Make sure these are on your pipes before they have a chance to freeze.
Let Faucets Drip
When temperatures are going to get below freezing, you should let a faucet or two drip throughout the night. It does not have to be a stream of water, just a steady drip. Just do not let it drip too much or you will spend too much on your water bill. The constant flow of water will prevent it from being able to freeze during the night.
Use the Heat Inside Your Home
You are probably already heating the inside of your home when it is that cold outside so use it to warm your pipes. You can leave the cabinet doors open to exposed pipes to let the heat get to them so they can avoid freezing.
Another great way to protect yourself from mishaps in your home is a great home insurance policy. If you do not already have one, contact our office serving Milwaukee, WI. We can take a look at some options that will best protect your home while still fitting into your budget.