Now is the right time to become more knowledgeable about plumbing. You may have thought of doing it before now, but never had the time to do so.
To avoid frozen pipes in your home, never allow the temperature in your house to drop below freezing and insulate any pipes that are exposed to the elements. The pipes will be able to freeze if the temperature surrounding the pipes drops below freezing. In the very least, you could lose running water inside while waiting for the pipes to unfreeze. They could also burst costing you a lot of money and repairs.
If you have a water pipe that freezes, turn on the water from the faucet nearest them to let water out when they start to thaw. This gives the pressure somewhere to go, which may prevent bigger damage for your home.
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