1.Be sure to disconnect all outside water hoses.
During freezing temperatures, water hoses will freeze and expand. This causes the connecting faucets and pipes to also freeze and burst if the water hoses are left connected.
2.Your water heater works hardest during the cold winter months.
Therefore, it is important to drain sediment from your water heater tank in order to avoid corrosion and increase energy efficiency.
3.Examine and clean your sump pump.
Remove any rocks or other debris from the pit. Test your sump pump by dumping a few buckets of water into the pit. If your sump pump activates itself, pumps the water out, and then turns off on its own, you know it is working properly.