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Protect pipes from extremely cold temperatures
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

We are expecting extremely cold temperatures over the next few days.  The following are tips you may wish to follow to protect your home’s plumbing from extreme winter conditions:

  • Cover all outside exposed pipes
  • Check for and repair any drafts in your doors & foundation
  • Leave Kitchen & Bathroom cabinet doors open
  • Cut off water & drain water lines from vacant houses
  • Set heat no lower than 55 degrees
  • Heat outside or exposed utility rooms
  • Confirm that water to the outside spigots have been turned off  
  • In extremely cold conditions you may consider leaving faucets dripping slightly overnight

You will know the pipes have frozen if water will not come from the faucets.

** If pipes at your home should freeze, consult a plumber immediately and cut off main water valve located in your home.**

Note:  NEVER use an open flame to thaw pipes