Take Steps to Prevent Freezing Water Pipes

With the arctic cold weather now here, the City of Manchester is reminding residents to be alert to the danger of freezing pipes and water lines.

Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold outside air to flow across the pipes.

Water Superintendent Chad Wulfekuhle suggests letting your faucets drip slowly to keep water flowing through pipes that are vulnerable to freezing. You can also leave cabinet doors open under your kitchen or bathroom sinks to allow warmer room air to circulate around the pipes.

And when the weather is very cold, keep your thermostat at the same temperature day and night.

Wulfekuhle says water leaks and repairs are often costly, so be proactive and determine whether you have any plumbing that needs protection.

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