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Freezing Temperatures! Learn how to protect your home from the extreme cold.

 

Protect your investment…your family and your home!

 

With freezing temperatures throughout the United States, several states in the single digits, many people are experiencing problems with pipes bursting and furnaces overworked. 

 

Jan. 8 2014 Weather Wind Chill.jpg

The Weather Channel

 

Pipes that burst are usually in areas that are not heated such as:

 

  • Crawl Spaces
  • Basements
  • Garages
  • Attics
  • Exterior walls that are not insulated

 

Here are a few tips to help protect your home in the cold:

 

  • Insulate your pipesFoam Pipe Insulation.jpg
  • When necessary, use a water pipe heat cable Water Pipe Heat Cable.jpg
  • Seal your windows with a window insulation kit  
  • Fill in the cracks with window and door foam sealant  GREAT STUFF Window & Door Sealant.jpg
  • Keep the garage door closed
  • Maintain a house temperature, no lower than 55 degrees
  • If you have lost heat or you are concerned about a pipe that might burst, let the faucet trickle cold water.  A constant flow of water can help prevent the pipe from bursting
  • Winterize your outdoor faucet

 

Furnaces can struggle during times like this to keep up.  Supplement heat sources might be necessary. 

 

A co-worker of mine Eileen, from Atlanta wrote a blog on the water pipe heat cable.  Check it out!

 

Think Spring!  It’s won’t be long before we can all open the windows and enjoy the fresh air.  For now, stay warm and protect your investment.  Your family and your home!

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Posted 2014-01-08T17:28:26+0000  by Jen_HD_BOS Jen_HD_BOS
 
 

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