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Winterize your pipes

Winterize your pipes

With freezing weather coming our way, it is a good time to prepare your home.  Here are some tasks that will help to protect your pipes and more from freezing.

  • Protect faucets, outdoor pipes, and pipes in unheated areas with pipe insulation.  Not available, then wrap with rags, newspapers, trash bags or even bubble wrap.
  • Cover any vents around your home’s foundation.
  • Drain water hoses and store them in a garage or shed.
  • Drain irrigation water supply lines.
  • Protect outdoor electrical pumps.
  • Make sure you know where you main water shut-off valve is.
  • If  you suspect a leak, turn off the water at the main shut-off valve.

National Weather Service urges to take of the 4 P’s - people, pets, plants, and pipes.

Source: NBU Utilities