PROTECT YOUR HOME Water Company Offers Tips To Protect Pipes In Cold
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 24, 2012 5:01 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 24, 2012 5:19 PM EST
West Virginia American Water Photo
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
As the mercury drops, the potential for your pipes to burst goes up.
West Virginia American Water Co. said there are a few things you can do to avoid some potentially expensive repairs. Most of the preventive steps involve insulating areas of your home that are prone to cold, such as sealing up broken basement windows and wrapping exposed pipes with insulation.
When temperatures fall below zero, you might want to let a faucet trickle and open up a cabinet door to let
warm air in to warm the pipes.
Additional weather tips can be found at http://www.westvirginiaamwater.com under the Customer Service tab by selecting the Customer Communications link.
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