Absolutely. A little preparation before winter hits is the key to preventing a frozen pipe disaster. The first step is to disconnect and drain your garden hoses after the summer watering season is over. If your home has interior shut-off valves, do not forget to close them and to open your outdoor faucet to allow the water to drain. You should keep the outside faucet open so that any water that remains can expand without causing your pipes to burst. It is also a good idea to insulate any water supply lines in unheated portions of your home, including those located under the bathroom and kitchen cabinets, garage, basement, attic, or crawl spaces.

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