Susan McKelvey

Treat frozen pipes with fire safety in mind

Blog Post created by Susan McKelvey Employee on Feb 15, 2016

6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b7c815e3c4970b-320wi.jpgAs frigid temperatures have reached several regions of the U.S. this past week, frozen pipes have become a real concern for homeowners. Unfortunately, news reports over the past few days have featured home fire incidents caused by people using open flames to thaw frozen pipes in their homes.


Clearly, no one should ever use an open flame to thaw pipes, as this presents serious risks to people and property. The American Red Cross offers a wealth of tips and recommendations to prevent frozen pipes and safely thaw them.


Also, take a look at our safety tips for safely heating your home during the winter months.