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What to do if you have frozen water pipes

What to do if you have frozen water pipes

Property owners should take steps to prevent internal pipes from freezing

With extreme cold, there is the risk of unprotected water pipes freezing in Winnipeg. A few simple steps can help reduce the risk you could experience this.

Property owners are urged to make sure water pipes are insulated, this includes pipes in garages and crawlspaces. Keep cabinet doors open to allow heat to get to the pipes if they aren’t insulated. It is recommended to set the temperature where pipes are to at least 12°C.

“Every year the City receives reports of frozen water pipes,” said Zeljko Bodiroga, Water Distribution Engineer with the Water & Waste Department.