Colder temps mean keeping an eye on your pipes

The drastic drop in the temperature could also cost you big bucks. Damage from a burst pipe could mean thousands of dollars in repairs. (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- The drastic drop in the temperature could also cost you big bucks. Damage from a burst pipe could mean thousands of dollars in repairs.

Unfortunately, many people don’t think about it until it’s too late. But, if you think ahead it could save you from a major headache.

We’ve officially reached that point when the temps aren’t just cold, they’re downright painful.

Jeff Jordan, with Madison Plumbing Company told ABC 6/FOX 28 he has been working non-stop. He said this is the time of year when calls regarding frozen and burst pipes come around the clock.

When the temperatures drop this low, the experts do have a few tips to help you avoid the hassle and expense of pipe repair.

  • If it is extremely cold outside, keep one or two faucets running slowly at all times
  • Leave cabinet doors open to allow warn air in
  • Seal leaks that all ow cold air into your home where pipes are located


Jordan also advises that if you see any issues over the coming days, address them immediately. Waiting could possibly leave you with a flooded home, along with a lighter wallet. Most plumbers will actually come out to your home to look things over to ensure your home is winter ready.

Click this link for a few plumbers recommended by the Better Business Bureau.

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