Winter in the South is a mixed bag -- we joke we can experience all 4 seasons during the same week. When the temperatures dive down below freezing again, be prepared with some simple steps you can take to avoid frozen pipes. And if a weather-related emergency occurs, help from the knowledgeable and helpful Finesse team is just a phone call away!
1. Turn On Your Faucets
If the temperatures have dropped into freezing and intend to stay there, turning on your faucets — both indoors and out — can keep water moving through your system and slow down the freezing process. There’s no need to waste gallons of water: Aim for about five drips per minute.
2. Open Cabinet Doors
During cold weather, open any cabinet doors covering plumbing in the kitchen and bathroom. This allows the home’s warm air to better circulate, which can help prevent the exposed piping from freezing. While this won’t help much with pipes hidden in walls, ceilings, or under the home, it can keep water moving and limit the dangerous effects of freezing weather.
If you experience any problems or have maintenance concerns, contact our after-hours emergency line at 615-913-5100; press option 4. During business hours, find out how to reach us here.