Freeze Alert: Colorado

 

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Freeze Alert:

Icy weather and dipping temperatures are upon us! As temperatures drop, risk of frozen pipes goes up.

Water freezing in your water line can cause the water pressure in that line to increase.  As water in the supply line freezes, it expands pushing against all the water between it and your property.  This build-up in pressure can increase enough to cause a pipe to burst or fracture at its weakest link.Follow these top tips to avoid unexpected water damage.
Top Tips

 Interior:

  1. Set your thermostat to at least 60 degrees
  2. Let your faucets drip – pipes that run through an unheated or unprotected space should be left with the water flowing
  3. Open cabinet doors under sinks, allowing heated air to circulate around pipes
  4. Protect faucets & pipes in unheated areas with pipe insulation, towels or rags, or heat tape

Exterior:

  1. Identify exterior pipes and potential problem areas before a pipe bursts, including disconnecting exterior hoses
  2. Know where your property’s water shut-off valve is and how to turn it off

 


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