Page 44 - The Carolinas Today Winter 2015
P. 44

If the pipes freeze, remove any insulation or layers of newspapers 

and wrap pipes in rags. Completely open all faucets and pour hot 

water over the pipes, starting where they were most exposed to the 

cold (or where the cold was most likely to penetrate).

Maintain ventilation when using kerosene heaters to avoid build- 

up of toxic fumes. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them 

at least three feet from flammable objects.

Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler 

than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.

If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat 

on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55oF.


   42   43   44   45   46