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Freezing Frozen Pipes

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 pipesFreezing Frozen 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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