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Plumbers Respond To Pipe Burst Calls As Temperatures Drop

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by Jason Lamb

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Plumbers across Middle Tennessee are seeing a huge spike in calls for burst pipes as the temperature drops.

Despite all the warnings to make sure your home is ready for winter, they said they're not surprised that they seem to get more and more calls for burst pipes each year.

The number one cause of problems? People not covering their outside faucets, or even leaving water hoses connected to them.

Plumbers said a simple insulating cover can save you from a potentially large repair bill later.

"You might spend $25-30 putting those covers on, or you might spend thousands if that water ends up in your crawlspace or basement," said Jeff Siedentop, a plumber with Hiller Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

If you have a kitchen sink that faces an exterior wall of your house, when the temperature gets really cold, it's a good idea to open the cabinets under your sink -- to keep those pipes from freezing too.

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