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It's Cold Enough To Give People Plumbing Problems

1/21/2013

The coldest weather in two years might cause some big problems for plumbing.

Mike Brooks has been a union plumber in Indiana for three decades, he says when the weather gets extremely cold, water in the pipes can freeze, expand, and then burst.

To avoid this costly dilemma, Brooks says run a small trickle of water out of the faucet, especially if the pipes follow an outside wall.

Brooks says opening the door to a faucet can help, by moving some of the warmer air in the house into what could be a colder cabinet.

Brooks says he's seen plenty of winters in Indiana, and regardless of how old or new your pipes are, he says it all boils down to where they are located in your house, but with some easy steps you can avoid disaster.

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