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Protect your home from burst pipes.

January 30, 2017

What Causes Frozen Pipes?

The water inside pipes can freeze when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing. As freezing water expands, it causes the pressure inside the pipes to increase, possibly leading to bursting pipes.

To prevent your pipes from freezing:

Make sure to turn off all outside water connections.

Keep kitchen and bath cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.

Run a slow trickle of water flowing through the faucets connected to pipes that run through an unheated space.

Identify the locations of shutoff valves so that you are prepared to stop the flow of water as soon as possible when a pipe bursts.

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