How to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Nov 7, 2022

As the weather grows colder, frozen pipes become more of a concern. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing. If they do freeze, you should call a plumber to come help and prevent further damage. But the best thing you can do is to prevent your pipes from freezing.

Let It Drip

If it gets to near freezing temperatures at your home, you should turn on your sinks so that you can let them drip. Running water through the pipes is going to help keep the pipe from freezing. It doesn’t have to be a lot of water, just a little bit of water will do the trick.

Thermostat Steady

Another way you can keep your pipes from freezing is keeping your thermostat at a constant temperature. At night you might be tempted to turn the heat down but it could cause your pipes to freeze. Picking a temperature that is comfortable for your home and wallet is the best option.

Leave the Heat On

When you leave your house for work or vacation, you might be tempted to put your heat extra low or even to turn it off. This can be a bad idea for your pipes. If there’s no heat in your home it can cause the pipes to freeze. So even though you might want to turn down or off the heat to save a little money, if your pipes freeze you won’t really be saving money.

Close The Garage

Leaving the garage open lets in a lot of cold air. Also, if the pipes from your home run through the garage, leaving it open is a sure way to expose the pipes to freezing temperatures. When you come home or leave for the day, make sure to close the garage behind you.

Open Cabinet Doors

Opening your cabinet doors to prevent pipes from freezing might sound like an odd thing to do but it can be effective. Opening the cabinet doors helps to circulate the warm air around the room. This is a good tactic if the pipes in your house are through the walls.


Insulation is probably something you already have in your home. It is what keeps the house warm or cold depending on the setting of your temperature. This is a great solution and also the most long term solution.

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