OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - With extremely low temperatures throughout the week, MUD gave some tips to homeowners on winterizing their homes:
- When water freezes, it expands. Plan ahead to prevent the cost and mess of frozen pipes or a broken water line during winter months. Here are some things you can do to prepare for winter:
- Have someone briefly run all faucets daily to reduce the risk of frozen pipes.
- Turn off your water at the Stop Box. By doing so, it will reduce the likelihood of further damage from running water if system is not drained and freezing occurs.
- Drain all pipes, toilets and water lines to be completely safe.