Pipe Burst Prevention Suggestions
You never know when there will be a freeze. Here’s how to reduce the chance of having a water pipe burst.
Even at a very slow rate, a dripping water faucet will help to prevent a water line from freezing up. Remember frozen waterlines frequently result in pipe bursts and floods. In areas where water is in short supply save the dripping liquid in a container for use later on. In the event that a burst does occur, turn off the main water valve right away.
If you need water and can’t find a plumber, here’s a temporary fix: Cut out the damaged pipe with a hack saw, and use a piece of heavy rubber hose and two metal hose clamps to bridge the gap.