Prevent Frozen Pipes

Do you know how to prevent water pipes in your home from freezing or how to thaw them if they do freeze? 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: 12/7/2016 3:42:04 PM