Protecting your pipes during this cold snap

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Data pix.
ST. LOUIS – With bitterly cold temperatures across the St. Louis area, homeowners are advised to take steps to prevent pipes from bursting.

Water officials are urging you to be vigilant in protecting your pipes from freezing.

You’ll want to keep the water flowing down the drain and not on your floor. Don't let ice lead to burst pipes.

And when it comes to preventing frozen—and eventually, burst—pipes, a dripping faucet is not a bad thing.

If you have pipes underneath the sink, make sure the cabinet doors are kept open so the warm air from the room can circulate down there and keep them from freezing.

Homeowners should open all their faucets connected exterior walls and let them drip. It’ll add just pennies to your monthly water bill and potentially save you thousands of dollars in flood damage.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.