With freezing temperatures, come freezing frozen pipes. Here are some pointers to help you prevent frozen pipes during freezing weather. When water freezes, it expands. That is why a frozen pop in the fridge bursts; that is the same thing that can happen to frozen water pipes. *Make sure any exposed pipes in the garage, basement or a crawl space get insulated *Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warm household air to circulate around the pipes *Let the water drip from the faucet served by those pipes * Set the thermostat a few degrees higher during freezing weather and keep it the same temperature 24/7 during the freeze * Place a cover on your outside faucet (hose bib) * If you are going to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas – leave the heat on in your home. A bigger utility bill will be cheaper than a plumber having to replace burst pipes. De Hart Plumbing, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas and Wamego Kansas.
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Quick drops in temperature, poor insulation, and low thermostat settings can cause your pipes to freeze. Freezing begins at 32 degrees, but you should start