Personal Risk Management

Preparing for freezing temperatures

In preparation for the freezing temperatures that are expected in parts of Central and Northern Texas today through the end of the week, we sent the below advice.

  • Find your home’s main water shut-off valve in advance of the storm. If you suspect that a pipe has frozen or if there is a leak, turn the water off to prevent significant damage.
  • Look for signs of freezing pipes. Frost and condensation on pipes are warning signs that they may be starting to freeze. Check the pipes in unheated areas of your home, such as those visible in the attic or garage.
  • Maintain a temperature of at least 65°F in your home. And allow warm air to reach enclosed pipes by opening vanity and cabinet doors under sinks.
  • If you lose power, turn a water faucet on to a drip. This keeps the water within your pipes moving and reduces the likelihood that they will freeze and burst.
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