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Your Pipes Might Be Saying, Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

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A pipe the burst from cold weather (credit: CBS)

A pipe the burst from cold weather (credit: CBS)

Make sure your house is ready for this latest blast from Winter.  Tomorrow, could be the coldest day seen in the metro area in 12 years.  I think even my coat will need a coat tomorrow.

Some pipes in your home will begin to freeze when the temp drops below 20 degrees–especially the ones that are exposed on the outside.  Protect them or you could end up paying hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars in repairs.

Tip #1:  Open up kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow pipes to get some of that heat circulating in your home.

Tip #2:  Also, keep that thermostat at a warm temp; don’t allow it to drop down during the hours you are asleep; if you are planning travel insurance experts recommend you don’t drop your thermometer lower than 55 degrees.

Tip #3:   Let cold water drip from the faucets.  Remember dripping water can’t freeze

 

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