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Erik Wake Winter Pipes

Afraid your pipes will freeze this winter? – Channel 9 WCPO Story

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If you suspect frozen pipes call us at 859-781-7500. We service the greater Cincinnati region.

If you have any water damage you can call our Property Rescue and Restoration directly at 859-441-7500.

 

We know that eventually it will hit us. After two years of relatively mild winters it’s about time we have a good ole fashion freeze out. (Edit 12/28/17: I guess we are decent weathermen because the temperatures in the Cincinnati region have hit us, hard.) While the snow can be fun for the kids, consistent low temps can cause havoc on your pipes. Our very own Eric Wake took the team at WCPO through some steps that can prevent thousands of dollars of damage to your home due to frozen pipes bursting.

These are steps if you plan on being home. If you are leaving a house vacant for an extended period of time you will want to take even more preventative measures to ensure your pipes will not burst do to freezing.

Some of the tips covered include:

  • If your plumbing fixture is on an exterior wall you will want to either open up your cabinet doors or even put a space heater by the sink to make sure the pipes get some type of heat.
  • Let water drip even the slightest bit on your sink fixtures. That running of the water will fight off the freeze.
  • Take off your garden hoses off of your outside spigot.
  • Always know where your water main shutoff is in the house and be ready to turn it off if you suspect you have a ruptured pipe. Then find a faucet in your basement or lowest level to drain the rest of the water out of your home.

If you suspect frozen pipes call us at 859-781-7500. We service the greater Cincinnati region.

If you have any water damage you can call our Property Rescue and Restoration directly at 859-441-7500.