While there are long-term measures you can take to prevent frozen pipes in your home, like having proper insulation and sealing any cracks or gaps in your siding or foundation, there are a few small, but helpful, things you should do during extreme cold spells.
What you can do to combat the freeze:
• Keep your thermostat set to a warmer temperature than usual
• Consider opening kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to let warm air circulate
• On the coldest days, consider letting a little cold water drip from the faucet
If you think you have a frozen pipe in your home, shut off the main water supply and call a licensed plumber right away. We recommend you avoid thawing a frozen pipe yourself — improper technique could cause the pipe to burst, leading to costly damages to your home.
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