We’re just not accustomed to hard freezes in Atlanta, are we? I called my wonderful plumbers at J. W. Ayes Plumbing to get the real scoop on how to best protect our homes from frozen pipes. Here’s what you need to know:
- Make sure you turn off all exterior faucets from the inside of your house, then drain them at the outside connection, and close them. Those little covers that you see, and my husband so dutifully places on the faucets, aren’t really that necessary.
- Let any kitchen, bathroom or laundry faucets that are on an outside wall drip while temperatures are substantially below freezing. Also open cabinet doors that house the plumbing on the exterior wall.
- If you have plumbing in a crawl space, add extra insulation, especially if it is exposed to the wind in any way.
There you go! Stay warm!