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Prevent pipes from freezing

With such low temperatures this week, customers are advised to take precautions to help prevent pipes from freezing.

  • Exposed water lines in open crawl spaces should be adequately insulated.
  • Turn off irrigation systems to avoid creating icy sidewalks and driveways.
  • Let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Open doors under cabinets so pipes are kept closer to room temperature.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during the day and at night (don’t turn the temperature down for overnight).