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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PRESENTED TO ADDRESS FREEZE PREVENTION
AND THE PROTECTION OF WATER SERVICE LINES:


*Water supply lines that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are subject to freezing.
Pipes in interior areas ~ like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, kitchen and bathroom cabinets ~
where heated air circulates less, are also susceptible.
Consider installing additional insulation around pipes in these areas.
Many products are available at local hardware and building supply retailers.
Be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions for installtion and use of these products.

*When the weather is very cold outside, open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow
warmer air to circulate around the plumbing and allow the faucet to drip.
Running water through the pipe, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.

*Keep the faucet open.  As the frozen area begins to thaw,
water will begin to flow and the running water will help melt more ice in the pipe.

*DO NOT use an open flame or blowtorch at any time in an attempt to thaw a frozen line.
Be sure to move any flammable materials safely from surrounding storage areas.
Apply heat to the pipe using an electric blow dryer, portable heater
or towels soaked in hot water.
NEVER heat the pipe any warmer than you can comfortably tolerate
holding the pipe bare handed.

AGAIN, THESE ARE GENERAL GUIDELINES. 
YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LICENSED PLUMBER OR BUILDING PROFESSIONAL
WITH SPECIFIC CONCERNS REGARDING YOUR HOME'S INTERIOR WATER SERVICE LINES.







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