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How to Protect Your Pipes in the Winter

Winter can be a bad time for your plumbing, especially your pipes. It can cause them to freeze and burst and force you to spend a lot of time and money to get them fixed. Fortunately, there are several ways to protect your pipes in the winter.

Protecting your pipes in the winter starts well before winter arrives. Make sure your pipes are insulated, especially in attics, basements, and crawl spaces. You should also use some caulk to fix any cracks in walls that pipes are near, to make sure the air around them doesn’t get too cold.

Once winter has come, make sure your home’s temperature is above 55˚ Fahrenheit. You’ll also want to make sure all that warm air is actually flowing through your house, so you might want to run an oscillating fan as well. You can also let your faucets trickle in order to keep some hot-and-cold running water moving continuously through your plumbing system, making it harder for the water to freeze.

Protecting your pipes in the wintertime requires some preparation and vigilance, but it can save you from the hassle of dealing with frozen or burst pipes. To find out more, read the infographic below.

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