News

Frozen Pipes Becoming a Problem

Frozen Pipes Becoming a Problem

Photo: clipart.com, Newsradio WTAX

There are steps homeowners can take to avoid getting soaked by a big plumbing bill.  The unprecendented cold weather the region is expericiencing is resulting in some frozen and burst pipes.  Gary Hurley from CWLP says there are some simple measures that will help.

“The best thing to do is stop from the cold air getting in.  If you have holes in the walls where the pipes are located, get those holes fill those up as best you can. Make sure the walls and foundation are insulated.  If you have a crawl space, make sure the crawl space vents are closed,” says Hurley.

Hurley also suggests keeping faucets on at a slow trickle.  Foam wrap for pipes is also available at most hardware stores.  He says more tips and energy saving advice can be found on the CWLP website.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

Fresh
Noelle Brennan

Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

in Local

Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

Fresh
Quarantine

IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.

in Local

Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

voter

State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.

in Local

Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

gun

Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

in Local

Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

computer

Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world