News Flash

Village of Villa Park News

Posted on: January 25, 2019

Protect Your Home From Freezing Weather

When temperatures drop below freezing, it is a danger to not only people and pets, but also homes. Taking steps to prevent frozen pipes can help keep your home safe when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Here are some great tips to prevent frozen pipes, courtesy of the American Red Cross:

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

For more information on preventing, or thawing, frozen pipes, read the rest of the article HERE

Stay safe and limit time outdoors during freezing weather. If you are in need of a warming center, please go to the Villa Park Public Library, located at 305 Ardmore Ave. Click here to view the full list of warming centers in DuPage County.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Village of Villa Park News

Fall Leaf Collection

Free Leaf Collection

Posted on: November 4, 2019
logo

Report A Coyote Sighting

Posted on: September 30, 2019
8.5 X 11 - 2019 Crackseal Program - Resident Map

2019 Crack Sealing Program

Posted on: August 7, 2019
Study Area Smoke Testing

2019 Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing

Posted on: July 19, 2019
Mosquito Spraying (1)

Clarke Adult Mosquito Spraying

Posted on: June 28, 2019
Senior of the Year 2019 - Rae Rupp Srch 2

2019 Senior of the Year Award

Posted on: May 10, 2019
Nicor Map

Nicor Gas Constructing New Gas Mains

Posted on: January 17, 2019
DSC_0075

New Flashing Beacons Installed

Posted on: January 7, 2019

20th Annual Joyful Traditions

Posted on: November 2, 2018

National Seat Check Saturday

Posted on: September 6, 2018

Sidewalk Chalk Party

Posted on: July 16, 2018

Snow and Ice Control

Posted on: February 8, 2018

ComEd warns customers of utility scams

Posted on: February 7, 2018

Door-to-door sales in Villa Park

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Friday Night Connect!

Posted on: January 25, 2018

Young Hearts for Life

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Villa Park Winter Photo Contest

Posted on: January 15, 2018

Villa Park Holiday Photo Contest

Posted on: December 15, 2017

Liquid cooking oil recycling

Posted on: November 24, 2017
Metra Parking Graphic

Metra Commuter Parking Reminders

Posted on: November 8, 2017

Drug Take Back Program

Posted on: October 26, 2017

2017 Street Improvement Project

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Villa Park Fire Department Opens Bids

Posted on: September 8, 2017
Villa Park Village logo

Villa Park Seeks Commissioners

Posted on: November 15, 2016
ComGarden2017

Be a Part of Villa Park's Community Garden

Posted on: November 28, 2016

ComEd Warns Customers of Scams

Posted on: February 29, 2016
Zika mosquito info

Understanding Zika Virus

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Where to Recycle Holiday Lights

Posted on: January 14, 2016

ComEd Reminds Customers to Beware of Scams

Posted on: November 11, 2015
Inoe Retires

Villa Park Honors Retired Police Canine

Posted on: September 17, 2015