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Protect those pipes...

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  South Georgia plumbers say they have not seen much damage caused by freezing weather yet. But they expect more problems to occur as the frigid weather continues.

Sizemore Plumbing's Greg Sinclair says South Georgians need to be mindful of their pipes and plumbing.

You need to close off any exterior doors to unheated spaces and drip faucets during the extreme cold, but Sinclair says night after night of cold could still damage some plumbing. 

"Yes, generally under your house the temperature doesn't drop below freezing because it's insulated. It's closed off from the wind and what not. But with the sustained cold will consistently lower that temperature and you could have problems," said Sinclair.

State Farm Insurance say the average cost per claim for water damage from frozen pipes is about $15,000.

 

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