Cold weather freezes pipes in KOTA Territory - KOTA Territory News

Cold weather freezes pipes in KOTA Territory

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Many people in KOTA Territory are waking up to find they can't take their morning shower and they have this week's frigid weather to thank for that.

Plumbers say the first major cold spell of the season is when they'll get the most calls about frozen and broken pipes.

Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning in Sheridan says it's handled six calls in the last two days about broken pipes and the most common issue comes from mobile homes.

"People don't have the skirting on like they should. It lets the cold air through, freezes the water lines. People really need to make sure that those are enclosed and insulated. Make sure the heat tape is working," says Powder River Heating's plumbing manager Timi Burr.

Burr also suggests unhooking any outdoor hoses because they can easily freeze and break.

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