During the winter season, frozen or bursting pipes are a common problem. And dealing with it is not easy either. As the saying goes, “preventing frozen pipes is better than dealing with frozen pipes.” 

Okay, that’s probably not the saying, but fortunately for you there are simple ways to prevent frozen pipes from messing with your chill.




  1. Open your cabinets- During the winter, it’s a good idea to open your bathroom and kitchen cabinets once in a while. This helps warm air circulate around and prevent your pipes from freezing. 
  2. Close your garage doors- While it’s a good idea to open your cupboards and cabinets, it’s definitely not wise to keep your garage door open. If your water supply lines go through your garage, an open garage door is likely to expose your water supply lines to freezing temperatures. To avoid this, make sure to keep your garage door closed. 
  3. Seal up cracks- Generally, cracks and openings are not a good sign. In the winter, they can expose your water pipes to drafts and mess up your home insulation. Start inspecting your home for any cracks or holes around your piping or near windows. 
  4. Keep your temperature consistent- Just like with most things— habits, relationships, potty training— consistency is key. And the same is true for preventing frozen pipes. Make sure to keep your home’s temperature as consistent as possible throughout the night and day.  Additionally, if you’re planning to go out of town, keep your heat on. We know you’re worrying about the heating bill, but a burst pipe can be more costly and troublesome. 
  5. Let your faucets drip- Yes, letting your faucets drip—even just a tiny bit— can help prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. It’s harder to freeze running water than still water. Besides, you don’t have to turn it on all the way. 
  6. Use Heating Tape- Of course, not all your piping systems are easily accessible. But for those that are, you can use electrical heating tape to keep them warm. Depending on the type of heating tape you use, there are certain precautions you need to take. Make sure you listen or read the safety instructions carefully before using it. 

If you’re having trouble with your frozen or bursting pipes or need more advice to prevent it from happening, the experts at SSR can help you out. Call 980-250-2711 now.