When temperatures get cold, many of us try to make do with only as much heat as we need to get by. If you leave a faucet dripping at night to keep your pipes from freezing, make sure you get some sleep with this simple tip so that drip, drip, drip coming from the bathroom doesn't keep you up!
Even though a dripping faucet might not seem loud when you turn it on, once your head hits the pillow and the rest of the house falls quiet, suddenly it seems amplified to enormous proportions. To quiet the sound, simply tie a string around the neck of the faucet and allow it to catch the drips on the way down.
This will allow your pipes to continue to flow freely and give the water something to cling to. Think of it as a mini slide for your H2O or better yet... a good night's sleep!
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