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Posted on: December 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Prevent Frozen Pipes

Each winter, Dayton homes are open to the risk of their in-home plumbing freezing with the dropping temperatures. To prevent your water pipes from freezing, or to thaw pipes which have already frozen, follow the suggestions below:

  • As temperatures fall below freezing, ensure that warm air gets to your homes outside walls where pipes are most susceptible to freezing. 
  • Keep your thermostat set to a warm temperature consistently--day and night, as well as when you're not at home (at least 55 degrees F). 
  • Open cabinet doors under the sink. This allows warm air from your home to have more direct contact with the pipes. If pipes are frozen, place a small space heater in or near the under-sink cabinet.
  • Let your water trickle from faucets served by pipes along outside walls. Running water through the pipe this way helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • If you experience problems with frozen pipes, contact a plumber.

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