As the temperatures drop, you might want to think about taking steps to keep your pipes from freezing which could make them burst.

Burst pipes usually lead to flooding, but Michael and Sons Services says you can take steps to prevent disaster.

The easiest measure is to leave your tap on a slow drip when the temperature dips.

“Most people are unprepared until it happens and it's out of sight and out of mind. You want to really prepare, preventative maintenance has a lot to do with it,” said Chris Merritt of Michael and Sons.

Preventative maintenance includes insulating your water pipes or running a special electrically charged wire alongside pipes to keep them warm.

Also, if you go away for vacation, make sure not to turn your thermostat below 50 degrees.