Most of us aren’t too happy when the temperatures drop below freezing, and neither are your pipes. While you might feel like it shouldn’t be a problem, there are times when it gets cold enough to freeze your pipes, possibly even causing them to burst. It all depends on how your pipes are installed. Insulation is essential for keeping your pipes safe. That goes both for the walls surrounding them and the pipes themselves. If you are uncertain about how well your pipes are insulated, you should take some precautions in the cold weather to keep them warm.
Opening the cabinets underneath sinks and leaving the faucet running ever so slightly might be all that is needed to save your pipes, but in some homes, it might be necessary to direct a fan from a room that is heated into an area that gets really cold to raise the temperature enough to keep them from freezing.