Prevent Freezing Pipes This Winter
There are several simple remedies to keep water pipes from freezing when the weather turns severely cold, as well as several remedies that can be costly. In either case, the idea is to prevent cold air from entering or to warm the area where cold air can't be stopped from entering. If pipes freeze check for pinhole leaks or cracks (after they've thawed) that can cause serious water damage to the home.
Help protect your pipes by leaving your taps running just a trickle, since flowing water won't freeze as quickly as still water.
Leave the cabinet doors under the kitchen sink open so that the room air can warm the pipes.
Place a lamp with a 60-watt bulb in the potential problem area to warm the walls and pipes. Make sure there are no combustible materials near the bulb.
As always, if you experience any issues contact maintenance at 832-5054