Plumbers Advise Running Water During Freezing Weather - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

12/15/04

Plumbers Advise Running Water During Freezing Weather

Exposed pipes are at the highest risk. Exposed pipes are at the highest risk.

The temperatures plummeted to the lowest this season last night, and they may go even lower over the next few days. One of the things that suffer from these freezing temperatures are pipes. Especially those that are exposed outside homes.

Moultrie and Sons Plumbing says this is the busiest time of year. They get numerous calls because of frozen pipes. Once the temperature drops to 32 degrees or lower, plumbers say you need to turn your faucets on and keep the water flowing.

"Steady stream, not a drip, because it will keep the water at a pace where it has some movement and won't be stagnated," advised the company's Keith Moultrie.

Moultrie says pipes in homes in the Historic District of Savannah are prone to freezing, along with pipes in homes on the islands that are built on stilts.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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