Get your home winter ready

Weather experts predict that Arctic weather is sweeping the United States this week.
To help avoid potential damage to your home caused by freezing tempratures,
recommend taking the following precautionary steps.

  • Turn the thermostat up to keep your home slightly warmer than usual.

  • Open cabinet doors so that heat can reach water lines along the exterior walls in
    the kitchen bathrooms etc.

  • For water lines and water heaters in the attic, open the attic hatch so heat can
    get in.

  • Leave faucets running very slowly, three to four drips per minute,
    so water continues to move through the lines.

  • Insulate water lines that are in unheated areas like garages/attics/basements.

  • If you have a pool, drain its water lines.

  • Disconnect hoses from outdoor hose bibs/faucets.

  • Find your home’s water shut-off valve and know how to use it.