Shield your pipes: Close off faucets and open pipes by wrapping them with thick towel. Protect basement doors, windows and crawl space creeks and fissures: Caulk, seal and weather-strip. Drain outside waterlines: Do away with garden hoses from outdoor faucets, shut interior valves that lead to outside hose taps and open hose taps to drain. Administer electrically-powered tape to pipes: Do according to the manufacturer’s directions or call your local Mr. Rooter to do this. Wrap your water heater with a certified manufacturer’s quilt.:Make sure your nozzles are running. In case the temperatures drop below freezing for more than 24-hours a small leak of water or a continuous drizzle is recommended.