How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Have you protected your pipes from frigid temperatures?  Here are some quick and easy tips on preventing your pipes from freezing this winter in this video from Roto Rooter.  Presented by Real Living:video.realliving.com:

 

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Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Paul,

Wow, now that's a chilly way to wake up in the morning!

January 07, 2012 04:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Adrian,

So true, and many overlook their pipes when they are not located in a (typically) wintery climate.  A frozen / burst pipe is the hard way to learn about preventative tips!

January 07, 2012 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello LaNita,

No fun, no fun at all!

January 07, 2012 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Bud and Beth,

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!

January 07, 2012 04:47 PM
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Andrea Bedard
M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
Thompson Company Realtors

Hi Lisa, great info & thanks for sharing (geez, now I sound like one of those commenters but I really mean it :-) We forgot to shut off our outside one last winter and what do you know ... a dripping faucet in the Spring!

January 07, 2012 07:09 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

Timely advice for home owners.  I hope you are having an outstanding weekend.

Yuletide at Winterthur IMG_5982

 

Photograph by Dolores Kelley.  Canon PowerShot S90 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

January 07, 2012 07:29 PM
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Lou Ludwig
CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
Ludwig & Associates

Lisa

Great presentation and video. Thanks for sharing the tips.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

January 07, 2012 07:44 PM
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Conrad Allen
Webster, Ma, Realtor
Re/Max Professional Associates

Hi Lisa - Great tips.  Preventing drafts is another key to eliminating frozen pipes.

January 08, 2012 07:27 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Outstanding information. I will forward out to my Realtor partners. Thank you for sharing the information with us. Certainly right time of the year for this post.

January 08, 2012 07:48 AM
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Dan Edward Phillips
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Good Morning Lisa, excellent input on frozen pipes.  This is an issue that comes up every year for some people but they never resolve the problem.

January 08, 2012 07:55 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Andrea,

I know, sometimes my comments have that same thread!  I do appreciate the feedback, and I am glad you like this post. Have a Lovely Sunday!

January 08, 2012 08:07 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Roy,

So happy that you enjoyed this post, frozen pipes are no fun for anyone!

Thank you for the beautiful photo of Christmas as Winterthur.

January 08, 2012 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Lou,

Thank you, winter has been slow in coming to some areas so it's easy to put off this task until it's too late!

Have a lovely Sunday!

January 08, 2012 08:10 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Good morning Conrad,

Great point, drafts also add up to big heating bills!

January 08, 2012 08:12 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Joe,

Wonderful, share this and hopefully save some pipes and frustration!

January 08, 2012 08:13 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Dan,

Our area had a number of problems the last couple of years due to the unusual winters we had.  Hopefully, no one will get caught unprepared this year!

January 08, 2012 08:15 AM
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Mary Murillo
Lisa Von Domek & Associates, LLC / Real Living Real Estate Group

Water pipes are never to be taken lightly, I have seen firsthand what havoc freezing temperatures can cause.  Great blog!

January 08, 2012 02:02 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

It caught many Dallas area homeowners unaware - we are just not used to on-going freezing temperatures. Hopefully this year, there won't be any surprises.

January 08, 2012 02:11 PM
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Bill Richey
Lisa Von Domek & Associates / Real Living Real Estate Group

Lisa,

Something no one ever wants to deal with, no fun at all.  Great post and reminder to wrap those pipes!

January 09, 2012 08:52 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Bill,

Thank you, and thanks for the reblog - keep this information out there for everyone!

January 09, 2012 08:56 AM
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