Experts say unless homeowners take some precautions, the super-cold temperatures being forecast for the end of the week could cause problems for homeowners.
There's a good chance that water pipes will freeze unless protected and some may burst, causing flooding in homes and apartments. Heat tape that can be purchased at hardware stores is the best way to make sure pipes don't freeze, but experts say also leaving a small steady stream of water running at a location in the house is the cheapest and best way to assure your water pipes don't freeze.
The experts say if you're going out of town, turn off the water at the street, or call your local water utility and they will come out and turn off the water themselves.
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