Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Suggestions to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Suggestions to Prevent Frozen Pipes Winter weather is certainly here and along with it comes the risk of frozen pipes. To avoid frozen pipes, it is suggested: 1) Unhook any hoses that are connected to outdoor faucets. 2) Allow a trickle of water to run from a faucet, especially at night. 3) If you have a larger, two-story home, let a small trickle of water also run from a second faucet upstairs. 4) Open cabinet doors to let room temperatures reach exposed pipes under sinks. Please be advised the above aforementioned are only suggestions and not requirements to assist during the freezing cold temperatures. If a pipe does indeed freeze and burst, contact Town Hall at (410) 896-2777 or (302) 846-2664 as soon as possible to have the water turned off as well as your plumber so that repairs may be made. If a pipe bursts after regular business hours (4:30 p.m.), call the Public Works On-Call number (443) 359-0894.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trickling your water is MUCH cheaper than the water you will waste with busted pipes along with the plumbers bill! Trust me, I know!

Anonymous said...

9:46 I totally agree! These are excellent reminders that we already put into practice and really save us a headache.

Anonymous said...

9:46 is right. The least everyone should do especially if you live in an older home with poor insulation is to leave any cabinet doors open with plumbing that are on an exterior wall. Saturday is supposed to be really cold so everyone regardless of there house should do this starting on Friday.

Anonymous said...

We let water trickle 24/7 with cabinet doors open and pipes still froze. House well insulated but on a farm surrounded by fields. Brutal temperature hard to handle.