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    Tips to keep your home’s pipes warm

    It happens every year.  The winter temperatures can dip below the freezing mark.  As a result, it gets more difficult to keep your house warm.  While it’s essential to keep you and your family safe, you also need to make sure your pipes don’t freeze.

    The Powell Group at Keller Williams of the Western Upstate of South Carolina has some suggestions to keep your pipes warm all winter.

    Insulating your home's pipes is one way to keep them from freezing
    Insulating your home’s pipes helps to keep them from freezing

    Firstly, let everyone in your house know that you’ll be temporarily shutting down the water in your house.  You need to shut it down to let any remaining water drain out of your pipes, hoses and faucets.  This will ensure that there is no remaining water to freeze over.

    Next, pay attention to any pipes located in cooler areas of the house like the attic or basement.  Make sure you insulate those pipes in order to keep them warm and in functioning order.

    Lastly, let your faucets drip when the temperature dips below the freezing point.  While environmentalists will have a problem with this idea at first, it is wise to let them drip because it relieves pressure from within the pipes.  As a result, there is less of a chance of them freezing.

    The Powell Group encourages you to be proactive in keeping the pipes in your house warm to prevent them from freezing.  Our team members can give you all the information you need to walk you through the process of avoiding problems in your home.

    If you are moving within the Western Upstate of South Carolina, log onto our website and have a look at all of our beautiful homes.  We are sure you will find exactly what you are looking for.

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