Experts talk about how to prevent your pipes from freezing


    Experts talk about how to prevent your pipes from freezing. // WSBT 22 photo

    As the snow hits Saturday, so will it be followed by the cold weather.

    It’s always important to make sure your pipes don’t freeze in the below-zero temperatures.

    There are preventative measures you can take to make sure your pipes don’t freeze.

    Abe’s Plumbing said the first step is to make sure you insulate any exposed pipes outside of your home.

    Plumbers also say if you’re worried about exposed piping, let your water trickle all day, because when the water is trickling it doesn’t freeze as easily.

    Also, make sure your house is heated. Even if you’re leaving for the weekend, make sure to put your heat on low.

    If your pipes do freeze, there are ways to fix them at home and by a professional.

    “If your pipes do freeze call a plumbing company or you can get heaters yourself and try to put heaters on the pipe in the area you might think is frozen,” said Sean Campbell.

    Plumbers warn if you try to fix the pipes yourself, there are things to watch out for.

    “You’ve always got to be careful when they’re thawed that they haven’t been broken down the line somewhere. A lot of times what it does it swells and breaks you thaw it out and it’s leaking,” said Campbell.

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