We’ve already had our fair share of snow this winter, but our cold weather season is far from over. Don’t become a victim of frozen pipes, which can burst and become an expensive and messy problem.

Here are some tips to help you avoid a cold weather disaster:

  1. Drain and turn off all outside water faucets and valves.
  2. Wrap water pipes in insulation or layers of newspaper, tied on with plastic bags.
  3.  Find your main water cut-off valve, mark it, and know how to cut off the water should your pipes freeze.
  4. Open up your cabinets during very cold weather to allow warm air from the house to flow around pipes.
  5.  If you have pipes that run through unheated areas of your home, let your faucets drip slightly until temperatures are above freezing again.