Protect your pipes from freezing this winter

With the cold weather approaching, it's important to start taking steps now to protect your pipes from freezing, which can leave you with no water or even cause pipes to burst and lead to expensive property damage.

The most important step is to insulate the pipes most prone to freezing (this can be done with foam pipe covers), especially near outside walls and in crawl spaces, the attic and garage. It's also recomemnded to seal air leaks around windows and doors, and to disconnect hoses, drain and shut off the outdoor water supply before the first frost. For more information and helpful tips, visit toronto.ca/frozenpipes.


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