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Tips on keeping your pipes from freezing

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The sub-zero temperatures have led to an increase in calls to plumbers across our area.

Experts say you need to pay attention to the pipes in your home. If your pipes freeze or burst it will cost you a lot of money to get them fixed.  So here are a few simple things you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing

Roto Rooter employee Doug Kibler has all the tools to help you if your pipes freeze up. Kibler says its expected to get colder and colder and the freezing temperatures could cause you headaches. He says it's important to properly heat your home so your pipes don't freeze.
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"Open your kitchen cabinets so the warm air in the house can get to the pipes and keep them from freezing," Roto Rooter employee Doug Kibler.

Other precautions you can take.  Kibler says use heat tape to help warm your pipes.  You can find it at any local hardware store.  Let the water in your faucet drip.

"Helps to keep the circulation moving so that way it doesn't freeze as fast. I can still freeze but its less likely to happen," said Kibler.

If you recognize your water lines are frozen.

"I would recommend you open your taps so if it starts to thaw it wont burst your pipes," said Kibler.
     
Simple tips Kibler says will keep you from having to call Roto Rooter.

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