This time of the year, the risk of your pipes freezing is a very real danger. With temperatures dropping below 32 regularly, it could happen quite quickly. If you know that there is a cold snap on the way, there are ways that you can make sure that a frozen pipe doesn’t happen to you.
The first thing to make sure is that your pipes are either insulated or in a temperature-controlled area. It is easy to forget pipes that are running under your home or through a garage. Depending on how well insulated your home is, extremely cold temperatures could still be a danger, especially in walls that are facing the outside. If you know that it gets cold under your sink or in your basement, you could place a fan to direct warmer air into these areas. Leaving a trickle of water running through a faucet will also prevent the pipes from freezing.