Winnipeggers advised to protect plumbing from freezing

Plumber offers advice on protecting your pipes in winter

Once temperatures drop below 20 degrees pipes are in danger of freezing.

When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes.

Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes or appliances. If a pipe bursts anywhere in the house, this valve will turn the water flow off. Make sure everyone in the residence knows where this valve is located.

Experts said throughout the winter people should always have cases of water in case of an emergency.

Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are in unheated areas.

Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.

Add insulation to under-insulated areas such as attics and crawl spaces.

So what should you do if your pipes freeze? They need properly installed insulation and heat tape on exterior pipes.

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Inside of Cupboards: Homes without basements may have the service line and water meter in a cupboard within the home.

- Keep the garage door closed if there are water pipes inside.

Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night.

With freezing temperatures heading our way there are a few steps you should be taking now to protect your pipes and avoid an expensive disaster.

For the future, your local hardware store will sell many products to help insulate plumbing and keep it from freezing in the cold winter months. Apply heat to the frozen area using a hairdryer if there's no standing water that could cause electrocution.

You may experience a slight decrease in water pressure.

As you make travel plans for New Year's, Mihalko suggests leaving your home prepared for the cold.

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