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Worried about your pipes freezing? |Winter Plumbing

Worried about your water pipes freezing?

Thankfully the sun has been shining today and it is nice and warm. However the frost is still causing issues with water lines freezing.

1. Let your cold water tap run a slow continuous stream. This will ensure the lines stay open with flowing water and if you have a water pump, this will force the pump to come on more preventing any freezing.

Our plumbers have been extremely busy the first month and a half of the new year with frozen water lines and even some sewage lines.

2. If you are living in a home which has an unfinished basement, ensuring you have some heat in your basement is necessary for winters like this.
These two tips are especially important if you are planning to be away at any time during the winter. Arrange to have someone check on your home once or twice a day (when its really cold), run water, flush toilets.