Winter weather is upon us and that means homeowners beware of the freezing temperatures that can cause great damage to your pipes.
Heath Vickers at Mr., Rooter Plumbing in Macon says they receive a lot of phone calls about burst pipes.
He says taking the proper precautions can help save you a huge repair bill.
Vickers outlines some tips homeowners can take:
- Insulate or wrap towels around your faucets and exposed pipes.
-Open cabinet doors to allow heat to circulate and keep pipes warm.
- Secure windows, crawl spaces and basement doors.
- Remove garden hoses from outdoor faucets.
- Keep faucets running at a constant drip or trickle.
Vickers says its good to know where your water shut-off valve is located in your home. Knowing where your valve is located can help you if your pipes freeze and burst.
To safely thaw your pipes if they burst, homeowners should: