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8 Ways To Prepare Your Plumbing For Winter

Winter brings a chill in the air, but it can also bring challenges for your plumbing. To ensure a hassle-free season, it's essential to prepare your plumbing for the cold weather ahead.

1. Insulate Exposed Pipes

Heading into winter, it's crucial to insulate exposed pipes. Pipes in unheated areas like the basement, attic, or crawl spaces are prone to freezing. Use pipe insulation to safeguard them from the biting cold.

2. Seal Leaks and Cracks

Search for leaks and cracks in your home's foundation and walls. Even small openings can let in cold air, risking freezing pipes. Seal these gaps with caulking or insulation to keep the warmth in and the cold out.

3. Drip Faucets in Freezing Temperatures

When temperatures plummet, allow faucets to drip slowly. This prevents water from standing still in the pipes, reducing the risk of freezing. A small, consistent drip can make a significant difference.

4. Disconnect and Store Garden Hoses

Before the deep freeze sets in, disconnect and store your garden hoses. Leaving hoses connected can cause water to freeze and expand back into the pipes, potentially causing damage.

5. Service Your Water Heater

Give your water heater some attention before winter hits. Flush the tank to remove sediment buildup, ensuring it operates efficiently during the colder months.

6. Keep the Heat On

Maintain a consistent indoor temperature, even when away. Set your thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent freezing. This simple step can save you from waking up to a plumbing disaster.

7. Open Cabinet Doors

In particularly cold areas, open cabinet doors under sinks. This allows warm air to circulate, providing extra protection to pipes vulnerable to freezing.

8. Know Your Main Water Shut-Off Valve

Familiarise yourself with the location of the main water shut-off valve. In case of a frozen or burst pipe, being able to quickly turn off the water can mitigate potential damage.


As winter approaches, taking these preventive measures can save you from the headache of frozen pipes and plumbing disasters. A little preparation goes a long way in ensuring a smoothly running plumbing system during the colder months.

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