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How to protect your pipes during very cold weather

"When the weather is freezing, it's time for bundling and sneezing!"


Getting ready for the coming freezing weather?


To protect your pipes during very cold weather, it's advisable to drip your faucets when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, especially at night. The main days to focus on are those with the lowest forecasted temperatures.


Here are some tips:

1. **Identify Vulnerable Faucets**: Drip faucets in unheated areas of your home, like basements, garages, and exterior walls, as these pipes are more prone to freezing.

2. **Both Hot and Cold Water**: Allow both hot and cold water to drip, if possible. If you have a single-lever faucet, set it to drip warm water.

3. **Drip Rate**: A slow, steady drip is sufficient. You're aiming for about 5 drops per minute.

4. **Open Cabinet Doors**: For kitchen and bathroom sinks attached to exterior walls, open the cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. You don't need to drip water from every faucet in your house, just the ones most at risk of freezing.


Remember, this is a precautionary measure to prevent pipes from freezing and potentially bursting. 


But if you are suffering significant water damage from burst pipes: 

Don't panic, just call Emergency Plumbing!


As your local plumber near me, we're proudly serving Highland Park, IL, and surrounding communities. Our expert team is equipped to handle any plumbing crisis, ensuring quick and efficient repairs to protect your home. Trust us for immediate, reliable service when you need it most. Emergency Plumbing – your go-to solution for all plumbing emergencies in Highland Park, IL.



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