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Plumbers work overtime

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January 3, 2008

Albany  - Plumbers are working overtime this week to keep pipes from freezing and bursting. Jackie Sizemore of Sizemore Brothers Plumbing spent most of yesterday and today turning off water and draining lines on exposed pipes at construction sites.

He says in general, the pipes in your home, even when there is a hard freeze, should be fine because of insulation and the heat.  But pipes that are exposed, in attics, basements or outside should be protected, or drained. "The best thing to do is cut the water off and bleed the system down. That's what we do," he said. 

Since we didn't get much of a warm up today, the water in those pipes could still be partially or completely frozen. That may pose a problem tomorrow afternoon, when the mercury rises.

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