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Frigid Temperatures Increase Risk of Frozen Pipes

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The fluctuating temperatures can be putting extra wear and tear on your home. Water lines can freeze in subzero temperatures, but as it those temperatures rise, that frozen water thaws and can cause pipes and sprinkler systems to burst.

Plumbing experts say if you have a water line that runs outside, it's important to keep those areas heated by opening cabinet doors and putting heat tape around the pipes.

"Usually people will notice it when they have no water at the faucet, so hopefully, they catch it soon enough, but ultimately, if the pipe freezes enough, it will split the pipe whether it be a plastic pipe or a copper pipe and then there's a little bit more to deal with," says Missy Newbury, Minot Plumbing and Heating. 

If you do find you have frozen pipes, the best thing to do is call a licensed plumber.

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