Cold Weather Tips

By: Sarah Goebel Email
By: Sarah Goebel Email

It’s getting colder out there but are you ready for the winter weather change?

City carrier for the United Postal Service, Doug McKinney delivers the mail no matter what.

“If you’re standing still it’s even colder than if you're moving around or walking around,” McKinney said.

Sometimes Doug has to work a walking mail route but he said if you dress in layers it’s not that bad.

“I try to take advantage of my breaks so I can warm up a bit,” McKinney said.

If you don’t have to be outside in the cold weather there are still some things you need to prepare for indoors. The below freezing temperatures can cause your water pipes to freeze and bust.

If you have a sink on an outside wall of your house, to keep your water pipes from freezing, open your cabinet doors to allow heat to get to your pipes and make sure you have constant stream of water coming out of your fauce.

"Internal lines are typically not going to freeze because they’re getting heat from both sides of the room," said Tommy Brown of BGMU.

If your pipes do bust, the damage could be severe.

“It can cause extensive water damage underneath the home, to any insulation on the wall would be moist and damaged drywall would have to be replaced and possibly warping the floors,” McKinney said.

It doesn’t matter if you’re going to be inside or outside during the cold winter weather, everyone needs to be prepared.

“Something you have to adapt to, get use to. It’s something I’ve been doing for over 20 years,” McKinney ended by saying.

To view more cold weather water tips, click here, and to view a list of tips and telephone numbers for further information, click here.


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