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How to prevent water pipes from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze

How to prevent water pipes from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze

The following information is from the American Red Cross:

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.

Pipes that freeze most frequently are:

How to prevent water pipes from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze

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Before the onset of cold weather, protect your pipes from freezing by following these recommendations:

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