Advice from the Village of Skokie
With the continued frigid temperatures, Village crews report that the frost line has gone deeper into the ground than usual. As a result, water service pipes that would not normally be at risk for freezing can be vulnerable and residents are advised to keep a very small amount of water running through their water service at all times during the severe weather. This is particularly important for water pipes on exterior walls, but with this season’s prolonged cold, it is advised even for properties that do not have water pipes on exterior walls. Additionally, keep cabinet doors that have piping inside open to allow for air circulation. These tips are especially essential if your home has previously experienced frozen pipes.
If a pipe does freeze or burst in your home please don’t try to fix the issue yourself unless you have experience with these extreme weather situations. Call our office right a way to schedule a service call.