The mercury is quickly approaching zero as the wind whirls around the outside of the house, making it feel 10-20 degrees colder than the thermometer is registering. Wind chill of this nature is no friend to your water pipes and can cause a great deal of damage. Many of us have felt that sick feeling in our gut when we’ve turned on the tap, expecting a flow of water to fill our cup, but only see a trickle escape the faucet. The pipes are frozen and we need to act fast before they burst. Here are a couple quick tips if you are dealing with this problem, that may at least help you to minimize flooding and loss from water damage. The Hair Dryer vs Frozen Pipes – the Heat Is On Many reputable insurance agencies will suggest using a hair dryer to thaw the...

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