We’re sure you’ve noticed the plummeting temperatures, and while the weather is unpredictable, you can plan ahead. Below are some quick tips to avoid a pipe burst, flooding, and more while winter gives us its worst.
If you plan on heading to warmer temperatures (and we don’t blame you) make sure to ask a friend to check in on your place at least once a week.
As much as turning the heat on seems like a waste if you’re out of town, it could save you later in the form of avoiding bursting pipes. Keep your heat at 68 degrees!
Expose your plumbing to the warm air within your home by keeping cabinets open, this will help the warmth circulate around the pipes, and help prevent bursting pipes and potential flooding.
Turning your taps on a slight drip sounds like something you’d yell at the kids for, but it’s also a way to keep the pipes from freezing, so consider connecting with your inner-child and leaving the faucets on just a tad.
If you plan on lighting a fire or burning candles never leave a flame unattended. No excuses!
The last thing you want while enduring the rough and unforgiving Chicago winter is another pain! Following the tips above will set up your home for winter success.