5 Ways To Stop Pipes From Freezing In Your Property

Performance Property Real Estate Question

Q: I’m recently retired and plan to spend most of the winter in Arizona.  How can I keep the pipes in my house from freezing during the winter?  Joe, Buffalo, NY

A: Winter time in many colder places unfortunately means increased risk of pipes in your home or property freezing and bursting.   Here are 5 tips to help prevent pipes in your property from freezing: 

  1. Wrap pipes near exterior walls and in crawl spaces with pipe insulation or with heating tape.
  2. Keep your home heated when it’s cold even if you’re going away or leaving the house for a long period of time.
  3. Open cabinet doors below sinks to allow heat from the home to circulate.
  4. Cover or close open-air vents because freezing temperatures combined with wind drafts can cause pipes to freeze.
  5. Weather seal your windows.

Thanks for your question, Joe.

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