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Local plumbing company gives tips on how to prevent frozen pipes

DBR is busy visiting homes that have frozen pipes.

Jason Malicek has worked for his father's company since he was 18-years-old. He said pipes burst when they freeze, thaw and then expand.

"I've seen pipes burst and destroy houses pouring out of ceilings flood whole houses people will leave go on vacation turn their heat down and the whole house freezes," Malicek said.

He said the best way to prevent frozen pipes is to leave the faucet trickling with warm water and open the cabinet door to let heat in.

It's also important to make sure all your windows are insulated, Malicek said, especially in a basement. He said during winter try keeping the heat in the house at 55 to 60 degrees.


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