With the cold weather coming in this weekend, many people in the New Orleans area need to take extra precaution when it comes to their house, and especially their exterior plumbing. The temps will get below freezing and if you have a raised house or you have a main supply line that comes out of the ground on the side of your house that is metal, make sure you insulate it to prevent the pipe from freezing. You can get pipe insulation but most places are sold out right now. Using an old towel and some duct tape would work fine. Also, if you keep your faucets on at a slow drip it will keep the water moving and prevent freezing. Make sure you run both the hot and cold. Stay safe and warm!