Capital Health Care NetworkThree Simple Freeze Warning Tips for Your Home

Feb 22, 2021

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When temperatures are forecast to be below 32° F, water pipes can freeze, burst, and cause a great deal of damage. Help protect your home by taking these three steps during a freeze:

1) Let your faucets drip! Run both hot and cold water in a very fine stream in each of your faucets: kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, bathtubs, showers, etc.

2) Open your cupboards! Leave the cabinet doors under all sinks open so that the pipes will be ventilated with warm air. Leaving the bathroom and kitchen doors open helps too.

3) Heat your home! If you leave for the day or an extended period, do not turn the heat completely off. Turn it on, set to the lowest setting you wish (60° is recommended).