With more winter weather rolling in, people across the Pine Belt have started taking the proper steps to protect their homes from freezing temperatures.
Lowes Front End Support Manager Trina Lewis says water pipe insulators have been a hot commodity for shoppers.
“The importance of having your pipes insulated is to keep the pipes from freezing during the cold weather,” says Lewis.
The American Red Cross has a list of recommendations for people wanting to protect their homes:
Other tips include keeping garage doors closed, opening kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warmer air to circulate and running a little bit of water to help prevent pipes from freezing.
Lewis said other tips to keep your home warm is to make sure your windows and doors are insulated as well either using caulk or insulation strips.
She says if you have plants that you can’t bring inside, you can buy frost protection bags or blankets to cover your plants.
Lewis says if you’re looking to protect your home, then you may want to do so immediately as supplies is limited.