Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

This January we experienced one of the most intense cold spells that I can remember. There were joyful cheers when temperatures climbed back into the low 40's and lots of nervousness about the next heat bill. Those unfavorable temperatures are not only detrimental to our mental well-being but can cause some serious property risks. Frozen/Busted pipes are one of the top insurance claims around this time of year. In fact, The American Insurance Association says 22 percent of all claims on homeowner's policies are for cold weather related damages and its member companies pay out around $1.4 billion per year. According to, during a 5 day cold spell in January of 2014, StateFarm

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