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Simple Tips for Life’s Unpredictable Moments

Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

When temperatures drop, pipes can freeze and burst, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Here’s how to avoid this costly—and messy—problem.

You could spend thousands to repair water damage caused by a frozen pipe. Save your checkbook—and your property—from the trouble.

Identify Freeze Risks

Plumbing runs throughout your home, but certain areas have a higher risk of freezing:

Also, pipes are more susceptible to freezing at certain times:

Take Preventive Measures

Insulating pipes can help reduce their risk of freezing, but you can take additional measures before winter hits:

Act Quickly

Even if you’ve completed the necessary prep work, you can still be caught off guard if temperatures suddenly drop. Here are additional precautions you can take:

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