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Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes

DAYTON -- Broken furnaces aren't the only thing homeowners need to worry about during the harsh winter months. Frozen pipes are another potentially pricey problem. 
There are some steps  you can take to prevent busted pipes:
  • Make sure all outside spigots are turned off and take the hoses inside.
  • Seal leaks around pipes that allow cold air inside. 
  • Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall. 
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and to appliances near exterior walls.
If Your Pipes Freeze:

  • If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on and call a plumber. 
  • Do not use electrical appliances in areas of standing water.
  • Never try to thaw a pipe with a torch or other open flame. It could cause a fire. 
  • You may be able to thaw a frozen pipe with warm air from a hair dryer. Start by warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible, working toward the coldest section of pipe.
  • If your water pipes have already burst, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve in the house. Leave the water faucets turned on. Make sure everyone in your family knows where the water shutoff valve is and how to open and close it.
And if your pipes do freeze, make sure the sink is turned on as they thaw out. 

 
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