A shock of very cold weather is right around the corner and our team at All County Metroplex has tips every home occupant should follow to prevent possible damage to the home from a freeze.
North Texas winter weather can be tricky – wonderfully mild one day then wickedly freezing the next. Residents can be easily caught off guard leaving pipes and other aspects of the home vulnerable to significant damage. Any temperatures under 32 degrees Fahrenheit should be taken into consideration.
When temperatures are forecast below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, water pipes can freeze, burst, and cause a great deal of damage.
Help protect the home you are in by taking these steps before a freeze:
1) Let your faucets drip! Run both hot and cold water in a very fine stream in each of your home’s faucets: kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, bathtubs, showers, etc.
2) Open your cupboards! Leave the cabinet doors under all sinks open so that the pipes will be ventilated with warm air. Leaving the bathroom and kitchen doors open helps too.
3) Heat your home! If you leave for the day (or an extended period of time) do not turn the heat completely off. Turn it on, set to the lowest setting you wish (60 ° F is recommended).
4) Unhook all exterior water hoses and cover those outside faucets.
We also strongly recommend that you make sure you have read your lease and understand who is responsible for property damage. We also recommend that your renter’s insurance is up to date to
cover liability and unexpected damage from water, fire, windstorm, etc. to your personal
We at All County Metroplex want you to be prepared for the coming winter weather. Please protect yourself in this approaching cold snap. And take a moment to cover those faucets and prepare your home to handle the freeze.