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Prepare Your Home For Freezing Cold Temperatures

Written by admin on January 24th, 2014. Posted in Color cable ties, Stainless steel cable ties, Wheel casters

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Are you prepared for harsh winter temperatures? NBC reports that, during the polar vortex earlier this month, temperatures reached extreme lows that most U.S. cities had not seen for two decades. Inadequate preparations for extreme cold can leave homes with burst pipes, floods, and no electricity or power. Here’s how to carefully prepare for frigid conditions:

Wrap Pipes and Electrical Wiring in Attics, Basements, and Garages

Use pipe wrap, heat tape, or foam insulation to wrap pipes and prevent freezing. (Frozen pipes can — and often will — burst.) Read safety instructions before using pipe wrap or insulation. If you have adequate electrical connections, you can use heat tape — a wire that senses exposed pipes’ temperatures and keeps it at a preset minimum. Heat tape needs to be connecte