Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Do you know how to prevent water pipes in your home from freezing or how to thaw them if they do freeze? With cold winter weather approaching, a few valuable tips can save you the hassle of dealing with frozen pipes. Make sure to insulate pipes in unheated areas or against outside walls and seal any leaks that may let cold air in. Keep your garage door closed if your water meter is located in that area. Disconnect your garden hose and shut off the water supply to outside faucets.

If the temperature gets extremely cold, open cabinet doors under sinks to allow heat to get to pipes and let a faucet drip at a trickle if possible. Questions may be directed to the City of Wheaton Water Division at 630-260-2090.

Posted Date: 12/18/2012 4:20:29 PM