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Aqua Ohio provides tips to keep pipes from freezing

Aqua Ohio provides tips to keep pipes from freezing

Once temperatures drop below 20 degrees pipes are in danger of freezing.

One glaring inaccuracy dealing with home pipes freezing suggests that pipes freezing causes water pressure to force its way through pipe walls.

If you have Pipes that are vulnerable to freezing, allow a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep from freezing up.

Open cabinet doors to expose pipes to warmer room temperatures to help keep them from freezing.

Burdick explains if your pipes bust, make sure you known where the main water valve is and then call a plumber. Your homes water service comes through this non insulated area.

Homeowners should take steps should take steps to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes.

Add insulation to under-insulated areas such as attics and crawl spaces.

That can lead to a crack or the entire pipe breaking.

About 50 people reported their pipes have frozen in the recent days, says the City of Hamilton in a news release.

Inside of Cupboards: Homes without basements may have the service line and water meter in a cupboard within the home.

Keep the thermostat at the same temperature during the day and night.

Seal any leaks that allow cold air into your home where pipes are located.

The cost of fixing frozen pipes can be very expensive and could result in re-piping the whole house. If you have a broken pipe, you might want to call a plumber for the fix.

You can use a hair dryer, space heater or hot water.

Experts are warning people not to ever use an open flame to thaw the pipes. "If you tape everything up and protect it from UV damage, you won't have to worry about this again for several years".

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