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Protecting Your Pipes and Plants from Freezing Temperatures

With freezing temperatures expected, it’s important to remember the dangers of water pipes freezing or bursting in cold temperatures. One of the most common hazards in San Antonio is freezing run-off from irrigation systems, so turn them off now before they become a liability. When water from spray irrigation systems run off onto sidewalks and roadways, the resulting black ice can cause major problems for drivers and pedestrians.

Here are tips to help you avoid the cost and inconvenience of frozen pipes:

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Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses

Detaching the hose allows water to drain from the pipe so an overnight freeze doesn’t burst the faucet or the pipe its connected to. Be careful when heating the pipe. It may already be broken and just not leaking because the water is frozen. When you thaw it out, the water could come gushing out. Be ready to run for the master shutoff valve if necessary.

Also, please be sure to bring inside or protect plants and pets from freezing temperatures. When you thaw it out, the water could come gushing out. Be ready to run for the master shutoff valve if necessary.

Seal off access doors, air vents, and cracks

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