When the temperature and wind chill get to this extreme it can result in frozen pipes in your house.
There are a few things you can do to help prevent a home catastrophe.
- Let water drip. Something as simple as letting a little water drip from a faucet to help your pipes from freezing. Use warm water overnight when the temperature is coldest. Just a drip is needed, not a steady stream.
- Adjust the thermostat. Keep your temperature the same both day and night. During extreme cold weather, this also helps the furnace.
- Open cabinet doors. This helps heat get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
- Insulate pipes. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. The more insulation you use, the better your pipes will be.
- Use heat tape or heat cables. Heat tape or heat cables can be used to wrap pipes. Make sure to follow all manufacturer’s installation and operation instructions.