Roseville's Prevent Frozen Water Pipes Tips
The frigid temperatures we are currently experiencing can cause one of winter's worst woes - frozen water pipes. Property owners and residents can take some simple precautions to prevent the inconvenience and expense of frozen water pipes.
Insulate Pipes and faucets outdoors and in unheated areas. Wrap pipes with pipe-insulating materal, which is available at hardware and plumbing supply store, or use insulation. Be sure to protect all pipes in unheated areas, such as crawl spaces and garages.
Do not attempt to put anti-freeze into any water pipes. Antifreeze is toxic to humans, pets, wildlife and landscaping and is harmful to the environment. Antifreeze shouldn't be used unless specifically called for by a manufacturer.
Make sure you know the location of your master water shut-off valve. The frozen pipe may already be broken and will leak when the water is thawed. In this case, you will need to shut off the water in your home or business until the leaking pipe is fixed.
Thawing Frozen Pipes
If you locate the frozen section of pipe and try to thaw it yourself, be sure to take the following precautions to protect yourself and your property.
- Do not use a torch with an open flame.
- Open the faucet first. Start by warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible working toward the coldest section of the pipe. Water running through the pipe will help to melt the ice in the pipe.
- Place a warm towel or rag around the pipe. Pour hot water over the cloth. Repeat severl times until the pipe is unfrozen.
- If water is not available, you may use a hair dryer but be careful to avoid getting it wet causing a shock.
Placer County News HeadlinesAuburn Plane Crash Kills TwoAt 0030 hours, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Cal EMA (California Office of Emergency Services) to assist in a search for a possible downed aircraft near the Auburn Airport
Nurse Next Door tackles Placer County Senior CareBy 2030, nearly a quarter of Placer County's population will be over the age of 65. The demand for senior care is escalating
Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge offers unique boarding for dogs, catsThere are Lake Tahoe lodging facilities that welcome pet stays, but there are also plenty of places that force one to leave your beloved dog or cat at home.
Kia Sorento an affordable, versatile crossover SUVLike many offerings in the Kia lineup, the Sorento has distanced itself from its modest beginnings when the Korean automaker produced mainly affordable cars that
Placer County Sports Tourism Filling Hotels Memorial Day WeekendThe ASA Memorial Day Classic and Rocklin Pony Baseball Tournament, with support from Placer Valley Tourism, are hosting their annual Memorial Day weekend
$1.3 Million Savings in Placer Water Agency Refinance?Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday (May 16) approved a debt restructuring that is expected to save the agency $1.3 million
Woman Taunted as a TeenagerMy featured person this week agreed to be interviewed only under condition of anonymity. Janet" was born with
Bayside West Church Opens Registration for Breakaway 2013Bayside West Community Church's annual summer camp for kids that includes in-depth Bible stories, wet and wild games, awesome music, and