Cold enough for you? What about your pipes?

It’s that time of year again –  it’s also time to be alert to frozen pipes! Whether it's a power outage  or you are gone a day, with as cold as it is in Iowa now, it doesn't take long for water pipes to freeze. Here are a few tips to save you money and headaches! If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, arrange for someone to check your house or apartment. Educate your family, other people in your household, and house-sitters on what to do if water pipes do freeze. Show them where your water shut-off valve is located. Most home meters are located in the basement. The … [Read more...]