Well, one thing is for sure, we definitely aren't in California...

...where the coldest I had ever experienced was like 28 degrees. I really doubt that freezing pipes are ever an issue, even in the winter. So I never gave that much thought to freezing pipes being a problem when I moved to North Dakota until I read a post on social media this morning. Someone suggested that turning your faucets on at a very small stream, of hot water, will help prevent your pipes from freezing. Is there anything else you can do when it gets this cold? Tomorrow morning the weather forecast is calling for -23, Yikes.

So with that, I figured I would turn to google and see what other measures people can take

So the post I mentioned earlier is accurate, according to mobilehomedoctor.com "A small amount of water dripping from a faucet near each end of the house may be all it takes to prevent freezing. If the water supply to the kitchen sink or other fixture goes through or near an external wall, they will be the first to freeze. Opening the cabinet door to let warm interior air into the space will help keep those pipe segments warmer"

Heat tape is also recommended

Here is how heat tape can help - "Heat tape is an electrical warming device you wrap around your pips to heat them when a thermostat senses the temperature of the pipe is too low. It’s cheap compared to the cost of frozen pipe repairs" mobilehomedoctor.com added. So I hope that helps, just keep thinking "Summer is almost here" -


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