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Three Steps to Protect Your Home When it's Freezing Outside



    3 Steps to Protect Your Home When it's Freezing Outside

    With freezing temperatures approaching, make sure you take care of your home and your neighbor's home by taking these three steps. (Published Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017)

    While preparing for this cold bout of weather in North Texas, it's also important to make sure your homes are ready, too.

    If you live in an apartment complex, you may have gotten a letter from management -- freezing weather advisory.

    Some of you may have blown it off, but there are some things you really need to know to protect your home in this weather.  

    First, you need to make sure your thermostat is set no lower than 55 degrees. If you're going out of town, have someone check your place daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing.

    Then there are the faucets. A lot of people forget to do this, but make sure there's a steady drip and keep that going all day until it gets warmer. You'll also want to open the cabinet doors under the kitchen sink and bathroom sinks to allow heat to get to the plumbing.

    Lastly, before you head out the door in the morning, bring a blanket and some extra clothes with you. Keep it in your trunk just in case something happens on the road - and make sure you have at least a fourth of a tank of gas.  

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