Remember in the last post I said it pays to be prepared.. Yes, “an ounce of prevention is worth the cure.” That is true for what ails peoples’ water pipes in the winter.
Due to the polar vortex, we have been seeing a lot of homes with frozen pipes. According to the Division of Water, leave the faucet on so that a thin sliver of water flows out. The trick is to use the faucet by the water meter. Our neighbor even opened his outdoor faucet with an industrial bucket underneath.
Of course, it is also a good idea to insulate the water pipes. That sounds like a project when the weather gets warmer.