Time to 'winterize' Southern Arizona homes - Tucson News Now

Time to 'winterize' Southern Arizona homes

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Even though it is not cold enough for pipes to freeze and burst, causing many homeowners a costly bill, it is never too early to start prepping for colder weather.

Exposed pipes can be some of the first casualties of freezing weather; if not covered properly they can burst.  Insulating the pipes outside the home is one of the simplest steps to take to prevent this.

This can be done with towels and duct tape, or foam or rubber sleeve insulations, which can be bought at any hardware store. 

For those homeowners who have not done so already, it is time to winterize other portions of their homes as well, especially that evaporative cooler.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Barrio Anita neighborhood fighting to reopen Oury Park Pool

    Barrio Anita neighborhood fighting to reopen Oury Park Pool

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:31:57 GMT
    Oury Park Pool (Source: Tucson News Now)Oury Park Pool (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Because of financial problems, the city of Tucson closed several of its community swimming pools in 2011. One of those was Oury Park pool in Barrio Anita. 

    Because of financial problems, the city of Tucson closed several of its community swimming pools in 2011. One of those was Oury Park pool in Barrio Anita. 

  • Report: Suspect worried about break-in, shot at officers

    Report: Suspect worried about break-in, shot at officers

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:01:41 GMT

    Police responded to a domestic violence situation Friday night on Tucson's east side, but it was a different, perceived crime that led to an officers firing their service weapons. 

    Police responded to a domestic violence situation Friday night on Tucson's east side, but it was a different, perceived crime that led to an officers firing their service weapons. 

  • Coyotes chasing cyclists on Tucson's Loop path

    Coyotes chasing cyclists on Tucson's Loop path

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:42:32 GMT
    The Loop where there have been 4 incidents in the past few weeks. (Source: Tucson News Now)The Loop where there have been 4 incidents in the past few weeks. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    The Loop where there have been 5 attacks in the past few weeks. (Source: Tucson News Now)The Loop where there have been 5 attacks in the past few weeks. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Arizona Game and Fish said it's happened four times in the last few weeks. They've gotten multiple calls about aggressive coyotes, and now they want you to be safe. 

    Arizona Game and Fish said it's happened four times in the last few weeks. They've gotten multiple calls about aggressive coyotes, and now they want you to be safe. 

Powered by Frankly