Follow these 8 steps to protect your pipes this winter.

  1. Repair and seal cracks around windows and doors that can allow cold air to reach indoors.
  2. Seal around Pipe Openings to prevent cold airflow.
  3. Remove, drain, and store outdoor hoses and close inside valves that supply outdoor lines.
  4. Open outside valves during winter months so that remaining water can expand without breaking pipes.
  5. Know the locations of the shut-off valve for your water supply.
  6. Keep the thermostat above 55 degrees even when traveling.
  7. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to give indoor plumbing access to warmer air. Allow faucets to drip.
  8. Monitor water-based fire protection systems.

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