Winterizing Tips – Protect your Pipes

frozen pipes

Pipes that go unprotected can freeze and as a worst case scenario, they can burst – costing you a fortune. You can avoid this situation and the costs associated by caring for your pipes properly in cold weather.

Firstly, identify any water hoses that may be hooked up. These hoses that are filled with water should be removed and emptied and put away during the freezing weather.

Then, get some heat tape. Outside faucets or piping can be protected from cold weather with heat tape. You can purchase heat tape from any local hardware store. Wrap the tape around exposed outdoor pipes and this should be enough to keep your faucets from freezing. Consider using a heat lamp in the night and evening hours to prevent freezing.