Tis the season for frigid pipes

Posted: Friday, January 08, 2010

JUNEAU -The City and Borough of Juneau advises the following steps to prevent water pipes from freezing:

• Keep water circulating through your pipes by leaving a trickle of cold water running.

• Close the foundations vents on your house.

• Insulate and/or heat tape your pipes.

• Check that your drains are clear of all obstructions and debris.

Call your plumber for further assistance if you think the pipes in your home are frozen.

For questions, call the Water Utility office during regular business hours at 780-6808. On a time-available basis and for a fee, they may provide thawing services Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first served basis.

For after-hour emergencies call 586-2165.

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