Protect your pipes! How to save your home from subzero temps

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (Jan. 6, 2014) — Subzero temperatures not only pose a major threat to a person’s life, but they pose a significant risk to their property as well.

Fortunately, the one good thing about being stuck at home Monday is that Hoosiers are in the perfect position to take simple precautions to prevent major headaches.

David Gorsage with Michaelis Corporation outlined a handful of strategies to protect homes.

First and foremost, Gorsage suggested opening the cabinet doors below your sink.  This simple step allows the heat from the rest of your house to warm up the pipes, helping prevent the pipes from bursting.

Second, Gorsage said a slow, steady drip of warm water can help prevent pipes from bursting as well.

Another way to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting is to limit drafts of cold air.  That means taking either a towel or blanket and lining the bottom edge of your windows and doors.