Some of the costliest winter home repairs involve frozen and broken pipes.  The temperatures are dropping, and there are still several months ahead where the potential for cold exists, so the management at Illinois American Water has some tips to keep your pipes open and unfrozen.

Water company spokesman Karen Cotton tells The Big Z running a thin trickle of water about as wide as pencil lead through your faucet is a good place to start.

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She says you should make certain everyone in your house knows where the water shut-off valve is located in case a pipe breaks.


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