What to Do in Freezing Temperatures
To prevent frozen and burst pipes, insulate any exposed pipes with insulation tape, newspapers, towels or blankets.
- Keep a trickle of water flowing from an indoor faucet can help keep pipes from freezing during a cold spell. Don't waste the water; save it and use it for other purposes.
- Turn your house valve off to prevent further damage if your pipes have burst inside your home. Then, make repairs yourself or call a plumber. The house shut-off valve is usually located at the base of the hose bib at the front of your house. The valve turns clockwise to close.