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Tips For Winterizing Your Home

In addition to wrapping pipes and properly preparing plumbing for winter temperatures, homeowners can let certain spigots and faucets drip to keep the pipes from freezing. The imminent arrival of cold weather means homeowners should take precautions to stay comfortable, reduce fire hazards and avoid unnecessary expenses, including broken pipes or excessive heating bills. Frank Davies, manager of Little Hardware in Mountain Brook, and Chief Leland Rhudy, fire marshal with the Mountain Brook Fire Department, offer some helpful tips. [Mountain Brook is a suburban community near Birmingham Alabama] Of course, consumers like to hold down heating bills, and Davies offered suggestions. Check doors and windows to prevent air leaks. “There’s simple, self-adhesive weather stripping that can take care of most of that,” Davies said. Removable…

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