Tips to avoid freezing pipes this weekend


    With bitter cold temperatures on the horizon, a local plumbing company is sharing tips on how to prevent pipes from freezing.

    Bruce Kathalynes, the owner of Waterboy Plumbing & Well Service in Scranton, said it is important to keep heat at a constant temperature.

    Any drastic change in temperature isn't good for pipes.

    If someone is dealing with frozen pipes, they shouldn't use a torch to thaw them out.

    Kathalynes suggests a safer option is using a hair dryer on high heat instead.

    "I am expecting a lot of freeze calls within the next few days. We had the same thing happen last year when we had the big storm hit. A lot of the homes in this area are steam, which is a very good heating system. But, still there are things that can go wrong, like, forgetting to fill a furnace or relying on a device on there called on auto-fill which doesn't work," said Kathalynes.

    Waterboy Plumbing & Well Service responds to emergencies 24 hours a day if you encounter frozen pipes.

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