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Arctic Blast Bursting Pipes

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(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Frigid temperatures are keeping plumbing and heating contractors busy.  They are reporting incidents of frozen or burst pipes.

Scott Riley owns Riley Plumbing in Berlin.  He says they’ve been getting calls non-stop since the cold snap began.

Riley says homeowners can follow steps to avoid a big problem.  He says keep cabinet doors where sinks and fixtures are located open to allow for warm air to circulate.

Riley also says you can leave the water running slowly if there are concerns about freezing.  He says as long as the water is moving it won’t freeze.

And also keep the home warm to prevent pipes in walls from freezing. Riley says if you have a drip in an outdoor faucet, turn it off from inside to prevent freezing.

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