1. Wrap Outside Faucets.
2. Caulk around pipes where they enter the house.
3. Disconnect garden hoses.
4. Drain in-ground sprinkler systems.
5. Let a stream of water run, if the temperature dips below freezing.
6. Open cupboard doors in the kitchen and bathrooms.
7. Shut off and drain your water system if you are leaving home for several days.