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1/14/2013 3:25:00 PM
Really, really cold: These tips could help keep your pipes unfrozen
Ahron Sherman
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - The National Weather Service is reporting that overnight temperatures could get as low as 13 degrees tonight, so here are a couple of steps you can take to avoid having your water lines freeze.

First, survey your property for water lines that are not insulated. They are typically found in garages, attic spaces, near exterior walls and close to building foundations. Exposed lines outside are especially susceptible to freezing, so it's important you look for those as well.

Once you've located all the exposed pipes on your property, wrap them in something. Since rain and snow did not accompany Kingman's four-day freeze, you can wrap the lines in blankets, towels or anything you think will provide decent insulation for a short period of time.

Next, leave a drip or a slow stream of water running in a few of your sinks. A little bit of movement within the pipes can keep a freeze at bay and allow you access to running water when you get up in the morning.

Neither of these tips will guarantee your pipes don't freeze, but they will reduce the chances of it happening.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Article comment by: Citizen Woody

Everytime I read or hear of below "normal" or record low temperatures, I'm reminded of our "serious" global warming problem...

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Article comment by: first defence

Lived 25 yrs in Michigan.

Best defence is to drip all your outlets that are exposed to the cold.

If I lived here in a mobile I'd drip everything inside and out. About 10-15 drips a minute is fast enough to prevent an ice up.

the cost to drip all year is still alot less then fixing pipes under the house.

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Article comment by: It's Cold!

Heat Cable from Ace.

Have not had frozen pipes since installing.

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013
Article comment by: Amber Lee

My pipes froze Saturday night! I left them drip last night and they were fine this morning. Great advice. If the do freeze you can try wrapping a towel soaked in warm water around the pipe, or a hair dryer on low to thaw them. The most important thing is if they do freeze turn all the taps on so that when the ice melts that water and pressure has somewhere to go doesn't always prevent the pipe from bursting but it helps significantly.

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