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Reminder: Protect your pipes from freezing temperatures

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Greenville Water wants to give you several tips on how to protect your water pipes from freezing during these winter weather lows.

They say to follow these simple steps below:

  1. Insulate your pipes in unheated parts of your house or building.
  2. Seal openings and air leaks in your crawlspace or basement. Pipes in unheated areas of a building have the greatest chance of freezing.
  3. Let water drip from the faucet if you have a hard time protecting your pipes.
  4. check that the cover is closed on the water meter box for your home to prevent cold air from freezing water inside the meter.
  5. If you have an issue with a broken pipe, make sure to turn off your water immediately by using the main shut-off valve to your house or tun it off at the water meter and call a plumber as soon as you can.
  6. Use a hair dryer to slowly thaw a frozen pipe in your house. Never use a torch or welding device.

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