It sure has been cold in Dubuque, IA! Here are a few tips from ServiceMaster of the Key City to help you prevent frozen pipes and other messes:
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
- When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- If you have a water line in your garage, keep your garage doors closed to prevent those pipes from freezing.
- Be cautious if you store bottled or canned beverages in your garage. With the cold temperatures, the liquid can freeze and expand, which can cause the bottle or can to burst.