Reminder Before Lubbock Sees Coldest Night of the Season - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/16/09

Reminder Before Lubbock Sees Coldest Night of the Season

By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There is a chance Monday night could be the coldest night of the season and there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

When winterizing your house you want to remember to preserve the three P's - pipes, plants, and pets.

Pipes are the first thing you want to remember - covering outdoor pipe faucets with an insulator will help protect pipes from the cold. Outside pipes aren't the only ones you need to think of.  On nights where a hard freeze is likely, it's important to allow for a constant drip on your inside faucets. Also if there is a cabinet under your sinks, it's best to keep the doors open. This allows more heat from inside the house to get to the pipes.

Plants also need to be winterized, but if you bring your plants inside make sure they still get some light. 

The last P is for pets.  Despite most of our furry friends having big winter coats, it's important that our pets have shelter from the wind. It’s also probably best to bring cats inside when the temperatures drop.   

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