December Home Maintenance To-Do List
By: Danny Lipford
To-Do #6: Insulate Exposed Water Pipes
A frozen and burst pipe is a very unpleasant winter surprise, so it’s a good idea to insulate water pipes in a crawlspace to reduce the chance of freezing.
Insulating water pipes:
- Chose foam pipe insulation that matches the diameter of the water pipes.
- Cut the insulation to length with a box cutter or scissors.
- Open the insulation along the split edge, and fit it around the pipes.
- Tape any joints in the foam insulation together.