Metro Atlanta is gearing up for another winter storm. This week’s forecast calls for temperatures below freezing along with ice and a good dusting of snow starting Friday. All this winter weather can wreak havoc on your home if you are unprepared. Before the storm hits, there are a few simple steps you can take to avoid the mess and expense of the most common problem that comes with cold weather: frozen pipes that burst and cause water leaks, flooding, and damage.
Simple Checklist to Avoid Frozen Pipes
- Start on the outside of your home by disconnecting garden hoses. Drain the hoses appropriately before storing for the winter.
- Turn off water to outside faucets by using the valve inside your home. Drain the remaining water by allowing it