Frozen Water Pipes
Our Wisconsin winter weather can cause water pipes to freeze and
burst. To avoid frozen pipes, flooding and costly repairs:
- Locate the main shut-off valve before weather turns awful and make sure it operates freely.
- Drain outside faucets by shutting off the valve inside and allowing remaining water to drain out the outside faucet.
- If you will be away from your home for a night or two, keep the thermostat at a reasonable temperature to make sure all areas with water pipes are kept above freezing.
- If you will be away for several weeks or months, shut off the water and drain the entire system. Call a plumber for proper procedures.