As colder weather makes its way into Nashville this week, be sure to follow these tips below to keep your home and business safe.
*Make sure all your foundation vents are closed (so cold air is not getting in.)
*Make sure your crawl space door is closed and sealed properly. The main thing is to keep the wind out from under your house.
*Insulate exposed pipes (both hot and cold) under house with foam pipe insulation.
*Open cabinet doors under sinks.
*In order to keep your water pipes from freezing, allow a steady drip of water from an interior sink to drip while the outside temperature is sub-freezing approaching zero degrees.
*Unhook garden hoses from spigots and cover exterior faucets with insulating material to prevent freezing.
*Know where the main water shut-off is located in your home in the event of a broken pipe so the water can be shut off to minimize damage.
*Maintain a reasonable level of heat in your home to help prevent pipes from freezing.
*If your outside lawn & landscape irrigation system has not been winterized, know where the shut off valve is for that system in case a broken irrigation pipe occurs.