It’s getting cold out so you better be prepared! Frozen pipes are a real problem in Colorado and a little knowledge can save you a lot in repairs.
You came home and turned on the water and nothing comes out! You don’t see any water leaking from broken pipes and suspect a frozen pipe.
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Tip #1: When water is running in only one part of the house it usually means a pipe in an outside wall or uninsulated area is frozen.
What to do:
Tip #2: When you leave town in winter turn off the water supply to the clothes washer. Leave your heat set at 60 degrees and open cabinets and doors so heat reaches pipes. In extreme cases you can shut the main water valve off under the house or leave a small trickle of water run through the line but that is expensive and wasteful.