PLUMBING DIY Tips & Tricks

At What Temperature Should I Drip My Faucets?

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Are you curious about what temperature would keep your faucet from freezing? Find the best temp setting, and get the tips and tricks to manage it properly. Discover how easy it is to keep your pipes safe during cold weather!

Should I Let My Faucets Drip?

Yes! You should. For homeowners, this means that water pipes can freeze and potentially burst. To prevent this, dripping your faucets is a good idea in really cold weather

Why Frozen Pipes are a Problem

Burst pipes can be a common problem in cold weather, leading to water damage and other problems such as mold growth and other property damage.

Protect Pipes in Outdoor and Unheated Areas

Homeowners should take precautions to protect their pipes from freezing, especially in outdoor areas and unheated spaces. Check out our guide for more info.

At What Temperature Should I Drip My Faucets?

You should start dripping your faucets when temperatures reach 20°F (-7°C) or below.

How Much Water Should Drip To Stop Freezing

5 to 10 drops a minute will achieve the same result. Also, find the faucet at the furthest distance from the water meter and let it drip.

How Long Should I Keep Dripping My Faucets?

You should continue to drip your faucets until temperatures rise above freezing again and consistently stays there, especially at night.

Hit Swipe Up! to read the complete guide and keep your pipes from freezing like a Plumbing Expert!