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How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing
Your plumbing system is particularly vulnerable to such things as frozen pipes and bursting water lines during the winter. There is nothing worse than when your pipes freeze (ok, there are a lot worse things, but you know what I mean). This has happened to me a number of times, and it is never fun. We had one occasion when the pipes burst as a result; the damage due to the plumber having to get at the pipes was devastating and costly.
If the SHTF or the power goes out (or both!) and you don’t have a backup heat source, rapidly dropping temperatures can quickly freeze, and burst, your pipes. You do not want to be stuck without a water source in an emergency or survival situation. Here are eight helpful hints that you can learn to help mitigate the worst from happening.