Frozen pipes can be an expensive mess, but keeping your pipes from freezing can be done quickly and cheaply. Don’t run up your heating bill while you’re away on winter vacation. Try these three simple fixes instead.
1) Pipe Heating Cable
This temperature-controlled cable can be run along pipes and valves and held on by an application tape. Simply plug it into an electrical outlet and this energy-saving cable will keep water flowing. The tough PVC inner insulation and outer jacket make this cable highly durable.
2) Pipe Wrap Insulation
This Duck brand insulation easily wraps around hot and cold pipes. The material is fiberglass free, and completely safe to handle without gloves or masks. If you’re looking for a quick, affordable way to insulate pipes, this is a great option.
3) Outdoor Faucet Protector
When outdoor water faucets freeze over, they can cause expensive bursting pipes. This affordable, simple two-pack of faucet covers protects your outdoor faucets from freezing. Just slip it over the valve, and the PVC covering will protect against moisture and cold.