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How can I prevent my pipes from bursting in the winter?

When the temperature drops in the winter, your pipes can be at risk of bursting if they freeze. However, there are several steps you can take to prevent this from happening. Firstly, insulate any exposed pipes in unheated areas like the attic, basement, or crawl space. You can use foam insulation sleeves or wrap them with heat tape to keep them warm. Next, seal any gaps and cracks around windows, doors, and vents that can let cold air in and expose pipes to freezing temperatures. It's also important to maintain a consistent temperature in your home, even if you're away. Set your thermostat to at least 55°F and keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes. Let your faucets drip slightly during extremely cold weather to keep water moving through the pipes and prevent them from freezing. Lastly, disconnect and drain outdoor hoses and close outdoor valves to prevent water from freezing in the lines. By taking these steps, you can help prevent your pipes from bursting and avoid costly repairs and water damage.

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