Easy ways to keep your house safe THAW PIPES LAST year's extreme temperatures caused thousands of condensate pipes to turn to ice and boilers to shut down as a result.
It's good timing for custo- mers, with plumbers in their off-season from summer construction work and perhaps more willing to take on jobs that might involve crawling under houses to thaw pipes
or replace broken ones.
You could start a fire -- To safely thaw pipes
, wrap the pipes in a rag and pour hot water over them until the water is again running.
But you can learn how to unclog drains, thaw pipes
and find out exactly what a faucet is
Don't use them to warm bedding, cook food, thaw pipes
or dry clothing.