How to defend your home from tonight’s freeze at the past minute

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One particular plumbing qualified would like to offer you some extra knowledge to house owners seeking to make confident tonight’s dip in temperature does not burst their hoses, pipes, and wallet.

Keith Jackson, operator of Jackson Plumbing Heating & Cooling, said it is not that complicated – you just have to be proactive and remember to include up and disconnect outdoors.

“So quite a few men and women, they neglect,” Jackson stated. “They just need to choose a rapid stroll all around the exterior perimeter of their house. Search to make absolutely sure all their crawl area doorways are shut, make sure all their crawl area vents are closed. And if there are any exposed pipes, make positive they deal with them up…Styrofoam (if doable), and even aged socks will do.”

Jackson included 1 difficulty not normally thought about is if you have a rest room at an edge of the dwelling, you have to make confident it gets some heating as properly a little something like leaving the lavatory doorway open really should aid, he stated.

Leaving taps open with a gradual stream of drinking water is proposed for the nighttime as the temperature gets below 25 degrees, Jackson stated.