Ways to prevent your home pipes from freezing

Extreme cold is creating problems for area homeowners.

Frozen pipes are just one example.

That's causing customers to find ways to either fix or prevent the problem.

ACE Hardware store manager Jared Christner says there are ways to prevent a messy problem.

"In the last week, we have stocked and sold quite a bit of heat tape, we have been selling quite a bit of the pipe insulation as well as the great stuff Expandafoam, silicone, a lot of the stuff customers need to weatherproof their home,” says Christner.

Christner says the heat tape has been a popular item. It not only can prevent freezing pipes, but also can help dethaw a frozen pipe.

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