FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Freezing pipes often follow frigid temperatures.
Anthony Jordan, CEO of Jordan and Sons Plumbing, said to make sure the temperature of your home is at least at 72 degrees during nights where temperatures dip below freezing, because it can help stop your pipes from freezing.
“Keep the cabinet doors open underneath the lavatory sink, under the kitchen sinks especially in pipers that are an outside wall. That's important and lets the warmth get up under the cabinets - normally the temperature differential inside the house and up under the cabinets is between 15 and 20 degrees.” Jordan said.
Jordan and Sons Plumbing said it's during this time of year when business really picks up for the plumbers, because oftentimes, pipes and freezing temperatures don't mix.
“It could cost you thousands of dollars, depending on how extensive the damage is on the break. Not only does the water do it, but the water getting inside the home could cause damage,” Jordan said.
You can pick up foam tubing to wrap around your indoor and outdoor faucets.
Also it is suggested you remove your garden hose from the outside faucet during frigid weather to help eliminate freezing pipes.