Protecting your home during the cold - - Jackson, MS

Protecting your home during the cold

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The cold weather can be hard on your body and your home.

Pipes can freeze and burst when the mercury dips below freezing.

Most hardware stores carry materials like faucet covers and rubber and foam insulation to protect pipes.

Those supplies sell quickly when it gets cold, so it's best not to wait until it's too late.

"Last minute is not always the best time to come get something that you need to protect. Go ahead if you're watching the news and the weatherman is telling you temperatures are going to drop really low go ahead and get what you need so we can get your pipes protected," says Sirrenthia Williams, the Operations Manager for the Home Depot in Jackson.

In addition to insulation, home experts suggest letting your faucet drip.

You can also open the cabinet doors under your sinks to let warm air circulate and prevent the pipes from freezing.

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