Any homeowner will tell you the importance of keeping your plumbing working through the winter, but sometimes the elements have a mind of their own. Burst pipes, wet floors, and damaged walls are all possible in the winter months and are much more common during the cold winter freeze in Chicagoland.
Please remember to keep your faucets running with a slight drip. Temperatures are usually at their coldest in the last half of January. Make sure that your drains and gutters are free of ice and debris. Do not allow an outdoor faucet or hose to remain unattended which may cause it to crack under the pressure of freezing water.