Tips to Avoid Freezing Pipes During Extreme Cold Temperatures

PROVIDENCE, RI – With extreme cold weather being forecast for Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th, Providence Water is providing customers with the following tips to avoid frozen water pipes:

  • Run a tiny trickle of water from the building’s interior faucet. This will prevent standing water in the pipes from freezing and expanding, causing the pipes to crack. The cost of a trickle of water during this short period of time is minimal compared to the cost of hiring a plumber or contractor to replace a section of your home’s plumbing or water service.
  • Keep cupboard doors on cabinets located near outside walls open to allow the heat from the building’s interior to warm the pipe

Providence Water customers experiencing emergency issues can call our 24/7 emergency line, (401) 521-6300 Opt. 1.

Freezing Pipes