Frozen Pipes

How to Avoid Them

Aside from the usual precautions:

  • Insulate water pipes
  • Insulate hot water heaters
  • Insulate water meter assemblies
  • Keep indoor temperatures well above freezing
  • Drip faucets during extremely cold temperatures
  • Know the location of the water shut-off for your property in advance of needing it

There is another important issue which may not have occurred to you...

If you have a programmable thermostat with battery backup or a remote battery-operated temperature sensor which reports to the thermostat controlling your furnace or boiler, you must keep the batteries fresh. The recommendation is that you replace your batteries annually, or any time you will be away from your home for an extended period of time. If you would like more information please contact East Grand Fire Protection District at 970-726-5824 or visit their website.