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3 Tips on How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

When the temperature turns cold in Denver, you’re probably only worried about buying a new winter coat. However, cold temperatures can cause your home’s water pipes to freeze. A frozen pipe can quickly burst and likely lead to serious flooding, especially when there's no one around to turn off the water. To avoid disaster this winter, here are a few ways to prevent your Denver home’s pipes from freezing.

1. Keep the heat on

One way to keep the pipes from freezing is to keep your heat on all season long. Even when you’re away from the home for business or a winter vacation, you’ll want to run the heat as normal. To conserve energy, your heat does not have to be kept as high as you normally would keep it if you were home. Anything above 55 degrees Fahrenheit is a good idea. 

2. Let your faucets drip

If you’re worried about specific pipes freezing, you can let your faucets drip to keep water flowing freely. Open faucets help to relieve any pressure in the system—and can help you avoid a burst water pipe. How? Well, frozen pipes aren’t the cause of a burst pipe. It is actually the pressure that’s created between the blockage and the faucet that causes the mess.

3. Add extra insulation

Another way to prevent your pipes from freezing year to year is to add insulation to keep them warm without any extra help. This is typically recommended for pipes in basements or attics (aka areas that may need extra insulation to keep from freezing). When remodeling your home or adding on additional space, always make sure the contractor adds extra insulation to any pipes on exterior walls to ensure safety.

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