As the thermometer dips, take precaution to make sure you and your home are safe.
• Make sure everyone in your house knows where the main water shut-off valve is located and knows how to use it.
• Allow warm water to drip overnight from a faucet that shares an exterior wall.
• Open cupboard doors so heat can penetrate un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances that share outside walls.
• If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, call us.
• If your water pipes are frozen or burst, turn off the main water shut-off valve in your house.
• A hair dryer can be used to help thaw a frozen pipe. Begin by warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible.
• NEVER thaw a pipe with a torch or other open flame.
• NEVER use electrical appliances in areas of standing water.
• Set your thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Have someone check on your house if you are out of town and give them our number to call in case of emergency.
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