Precautions to Avoid Frozen Pipes
- Seal all openings where cold air can get at unprotected water pipes. It’s especially important to keep cold wind away from pipes, which speeds up the freezing process.
- Cover pipes with foam or fiberglass insulation sleeves, the thicker the better. Install heating tapes or cables on vulnerable pipes. Be sure to follow manufacturer instructions carefully to avoid starting a fire.
- Leave cabinet doors open under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warmer room air to circulate around pipes.