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Calls Pour In For Frozen Pipes

It's not just people and pets that are affected by these bitter temperatures, people's pipes are bursting from the cold weather.

As Nick Perreault explains the phones of plumbers have been ringing off the hook, with people needing help with the pipes in their home.

"We received about 50 calls," said Michigan Plumbing Service Manager, Dan Boles.

Boles says that's almost double their work load,

"The biggest issue that we're having is that the frozen pipes are bursting spraying water throughout the homes, people are having to shut the water off so we can get out there to repair the pipes.

We are getting a lot of calls for frozen pipes and or what can we do to prevent them from freezing, so we're trying to give them as much information as possible.

Boles says you should turn up the heat in your home a bit, open the doors under your sink.

"If you're in a situation where the pipes are prone to freezing, let the water run for a while, keep it running over night so it doesn't freeze," Boles said.

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