Emergency Preparedness:
Preventing  Frozen Pipes and Turning Off Water in an Emergency

Back in your granddad’s day, they used to say that an ounce of prevention is worth several hundred gallons of water not flooding your basement. So let’s learn how to prevent your pipes from freezing, and how to turn your water off too.

It’s not that hard, but learning now will save you a lot of trouble later on.

In today’s lesson…

  • Locating and closing your shutoff valves
  • Using a drain port to empty pipes supplying outdoor faucets
  • The old dripping faucet trick
  • What to do if your pipes freeze

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Advanced Placement

Enjoy working with your hands? Even if that sometimes means plunging them into a toilet tank? Plumbers make a good wage for an honest trade, and your job will never be stolen by a chat bot. You get to meet a lot of interesting people while taking on new challenges every day.

If you’re interested in going beyond the basics of home plumbing, learn about apprenticeships and ask about the Plumb Works Academy Advanced Placement program. We’ll start you on the path to a rewarding career.