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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

November 18, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Plunging temperature not only creates a fire hazards for people trying to stay warm, it could mean frozen pipes.

South Georgia is expecting a hard freeze, with temperatures that will be below freezing for more than six hours overnight.

That could damage outside faucets... pipes... and wells if they aren't protected properly. 

"Make sure all of your faucets are off because if you leave those on the water can actually swell and crack the tip of any hose bibs or seal cocks. Any exposed pipe in unheated areas, you need to insulate those," said Cody Cartrett of  Roto-Rooter.

Businesses are also encourage to wrap their back flow pipes. Plumbers say most people won't realize a problem until tomorrow afternoon when the pipes have been allowed to thaw.

For more tips on keeping your pipes chill proof you can go to Roto-Rooters website.

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