You can do the following to help prevent frozen pipes:
Disconnect water hoses from outdoor faucets before the temperature drops below freezing.
Wrap outdoor pipes and faucets with insulating materials.
Wrap pipes and faucets located in unheated garages, attics, and crawl spaces with insulating materials—especially those located close to outside walls that are not insulated.
During periods of freezing temperatures, temporarily let cold water trickle at a slow, constant drip from faucets—especially those located close to outside walls.
Leave cabinet doors open under kitchen and bathroom sinks which allows warm air to circulate around plumbing fixtures.
- Cracks in outside walls or foundations should be sealed to keep cold air away from pipes.
Contact a licensed plumber for information on thawing frozen pipes.