Is Your Home Ready For Plummeting Temperatures?

Here it comes! The National Weather Service is predicting low temperatures on Monday morning to be close to 20 degrees. Is your home ready?

Is Your Home Ready For Plummeting Temperatures

Copyright 2010 - Tom Branch

If your home is heated, you’ll not likely have any problems inside.

Outside, be sure to disconnect your hoses from the faucets. This allows the water to drain. While many newer faucets have freeze prevention built-in, many older faucets can freeze. If they do freeze, the pipes may fracture and the home can flood.

You can purchase covers for less than $5 at many local stores. These covers help insulate the faucet and keep it from freezing. The cost is far less than repairing damaged pipes behind the brick facade and cleaning up the water damage inside.

Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR

About Tom Branch

Tom Branch has written 597 posts in this blog.

Have you ever just met someone, but felt you like you'd known him for years? That's what most people experience with Tom. He has a knack for making folks feel right at home. After 21 years in the Air Force, loyalty and honesty are the foundation of everything Tom does. In addition to being a Texas Real Estate Broker, Tom is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and a Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR).