Keeping Your Pipes From Freezing


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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- With the extreme cold coming, it could cause cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage to your home if you're not prepared.

One part of your home that could suffer is your pipes. To prevent them from freezing, make sure they're insulated.

Steve Stroop, the service manager at American Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, said insulating the exposed part of the pipe can prevent the water from freezing.

Furthermore, Stoop said to make sure all your outside vents are shut.

He also said in our area, the weather is typically not cold enough to freeze your water pipes, but with these temperatures he said they are expecting an increase in bursting water pipes.

"With the temperatures this year, we are going to see way more, I would say probably this year we will see as many frozen pipes as we have seen in the last two years combined," said Stroop.

Stroop said the number one call comes from people forgetting to unplug their watering hose.

He said when that happens, the water gets backed up in the faucet and that's what causes it to freeze.


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