As the warmer Annapolis summer days give way to crisper starts and ends in fall, colder weather and freezing temperatures are just around the corner, so now is a great time to prepare your rental home for colder temperatures. Below are some things you can do now before it the temperatures drop below freezing.
When water freezes, it expands, this can cause pipes to burst and cause serious flood issues.
Finally, if you are heading out of town and the nighttime temperatures are consistently dropping below freezing, even if it’s for just a couple of nights, please do the following:
- Keep the heat on with the thermostat set to at least 55
- Open any cupboard doors under the sink, to allow the heat to get to any supply pipes
- If in a single-family home and you are going out of town for a period of time, shut off the main water supply
- If you are going to be away for an extended period of time let APS know so we can periodically check on the property