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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can easily burst due to the increased pressure on your piping, which means an expensive plumbing repair and extensive water damage.

Follow these tips to prevent pipes from freezing.

Insulate Your Pipes

Insulate your water supply pipes, especially if they run through unheated areas of your home, such as the garage, basement, crawlspace or exterior walls. You can wrap pipes in insulation, add extra wall insulation, or insulate and closing gaps where the pipes enter or exit wall spaces.

Learn more about insulating your pipes in this blog.

Close Interior Doors

Another easy way to prevent your pipes from freezing is to close the doors in rooms with exposed piping to keep as much warmth in the space as possible. This could include garages, outdoor sheds, etc.

Keep Cabinet Doors Open

If you want to protect your plumbing in the kitchen or bathrooms, be sure to open all cabinet doors. This will allow indoor heating to reach the pipes more directly.

Prepare for Vacation

The holidays are a popular time to travel. If you’re planning on being away from your home for an extended period of time, leave your home thermostat set to 55° F or higher to prevent the formation of frost inside your home.

Open Faucets

Another simple way to prevent frozen pipes is to allow your faucet to drip. Moving water is hard to freeze. Plus, having an escape prevents your pipes from bursting from the added pressure.


Protecting your plumbing from freezing temperatures can be simple if you’re proactive. Contact the professionals at Cregger Plumbing Heating & Cooling if you find yourself needing any plumbing assistance this winter! We’re available for scheduling online and by phone at (248) 560-7780.
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