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Make Sure Your Pipes Don't Freeze In The Cold

Updated: Jan 2, 2018 11:41 PM
By Timothy Parker


(FEDERALSBURG, Md.) - The staff at Service Today, a heating and plumbing company is very busy today.

"It's been a crazy weekend actually. We've had a week of subfreezing temperatures," said Brent Hadaway, Vice President of Marketing.

People were calling to make sure they can stay warm as the temperatures continue to plunge.

"We probably have about double the calls that we normally have. Maybe even a little more than that," said Jake Reid, a Service Today customer service representative.

Many homes are becoming victims of frozen pipes, which can bring everything to a stop.

"Biggest stuff is no heat, people not having heat in the house," Reid said.

"No water because of freezing pipes," said Hadaway.

If your heat or water are still running properly, you're gonna want to keep it that way. there are some preventative measures you can take.

"Make sure there are no drafts. If there are drafts, stop them somehow with insulation, blankets, something to keep the outside air from imposing on pipes that are exposed or an outside wall, something of that nature," Hadaway added.

"Run the washer. Run the clothes washer, especially if it's in a space that's close to the outside," said Reid.

"If you have an outside wall, and the pipes are in the wall and you can't get to them, it's best to trickle the water overnight. Let it move slowly. Moving water does not freeze as well," said Hadaway.

Service Today also says make sure you get somebody to inspect your pipes before the next big freeze.