January 5, 2018 | Kathy Golden
Welcome to winter West Georgia!  With temperatures in the upper teens and lower twenties houses are vulnerable to frozen and busted pipes.  Here are some TIPS to avoid the frustration and expense of frozen pipes.
  • Turn up the heat and open cabinet doors where plumbing exist on exterior walls
  • Place insulated covers on outside faucets.  These inexpensive covers can be found at most hardware stores.
  • Drip water from a faucet inside a home...BUT BE CAREFUL if you are on a septic.  Too much running water can damage septic field lines.
  • Wrap pipes in the crawl space.
  • Heat tape strips on well plumbing is an excellent  way to protect pipes in the well area.
  • For vacant properties shut off the water and drain the lines.
Now comes the most important advice!
  • If you DO experience frozen pipes ( obvious by the lack of water flow ) BE CAREFUL!!!
  • If the pipes have been damaged you may not know until the temperatures rise.  Keep an out out for water leaks.  You don't want to come home to find water damage in your home.
  • Check with your insurance agent to make sure you have the proper coverage to protect you and your home from water damage.
TEAM GOLDEN hopes this bit of advice helps!

Bundle up and stay warm! 


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