Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter
Before the Cold Hits
Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more insulation you use, the better the protection.
Heat tape can be used to wrap pipes. Closely follow the manufacturer’s installation and operation instructions.
Seal leaks and close foundation vents to minimize cold air entering your house and freezing pipes. Open vents again in the spring to prevent dry rot.
Drain and disconnect garden hoses and insulate hose bibs.
Know where your water shut-off valve is located.