TOM: Winter temperatures might get you grumbling, but they inspire more extreme reactions from your home’s water pipes. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Prevent the damage and drama of a frozen-pipe fiasco with smart system care. Immediately repair any cracks and leaks then insulate all water and heating pipes.
LESLIE: The temperature inside the walls of your home is much colder than interior spaces and pipes located in those walls can easily freeze. So even when you’re away, keep your thermostat set to a minimum of 65 degrees.
TOM: Most importantly, make sure you know where your main water valve is located. It’s always best to turn the valve off when you’re away; especially in the winter.
LESLIE: This way, pipes that freeze and break can be prevented from freezing, breaking and leaking all over your house. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.