Preparing for a Hard FreezeJanuary 17, 2019
With the cold weather approaching, our team at Perry Homes wants to make sure you and your family are prepared. Deep freezes pose a threat to the integrity of your home, and we are here to give you the information to enjoy a safe and warm winter.
Homeowners can reduce the chance of property damage by preparing your pipes before a hard freeze. Although we only have a few hard freezes during the winter months, it’s still important to protect exposed water pipes. The following suggestions will assist you in accomplishing this task.*
- Turn off sprinkler system. Drain water from the water sprinkler supply lines, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Cover all possible shrubs and flowers to help reduce harmful effect the freeze will have on landscaping.
- Remove and drain all outdoor hoses. Close inside lines supplying outdoor hose bibs.
- If the home will be vacant, shut off the main valve to the house and drain all hose bibs and interior fixtures. Installing hose bib covers helps prevent possible pipe bursts.
- Make sure the main line going into the home is well insulated. If water supply lines are located in the garage, keep the garage door closed.
- If you have an exposed pipe, let cold water drip from the faucet served by the exposed pipe. Running water through the pipe helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- Leave heat on to keep interior of house at a constant temperature.
Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by your state and local government. For more information on how to plan for extreme cold conditions, please visit any of the websites listed below:
Visit your local News Station online for additional information.
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Thank you for taking the time to read through our preparation steps. As more emergency situations sweep through Texas, you can count on Perry Homes to keep you and your family up to date on the best ways to stay safe.