No Grease Down the Drains!!!
When cooking those incredible holiday feasts, do NOT pour grease down your drains!! While you might think that hot grease will just slide right down the drain, the reality is that is cools and then solidifies further down your drain and can create a real mess of things.
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If you are traveling and leaving your home for any extended period of time (overnight or more), be sure to turn the main water off to your home. Be sure to keep your heat set at 55 degrees at a minimum to prevent any frozen pipes.
As an additional level of protection, there are a lot of different leak and freeze detectors on the market right now that can send text messages or emails if it detects either leaks or temperatures falling.