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201 S Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ, 86303
Phone 928-777-1100
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Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Inside Plumbing:

  • Insulate to reduce exposure to outside air leaks.
  • Consider draining water lines and fixtures if leaving for the season.
  • Open sink cabinet doors to circulate warm air.
  • Maintain interior temperatures above 55° when leaving for extended periods and have someone check your home regularly.
  • Never use a blow torch or flame to thaw pipes. The use of a hot hair dryer or even a light bulb over a period of time will solve the problem.

Outside Plumbing:

  • Begin to winterize in the late fall/early winter.
  • Shut off and drain pipes to exterior spigots.
  • Wrap vulnerable pipes with foam sleeves or insulation.
  • Locate your customer shutoff valve so you know where it is if you have a pipe break. If you don’t have one, consider hiring a plumber to install one.
  • If appropriate, consider having a qualified person install "heat tape" or "heat cable".

More Information:

  • If a pipe breaks and you cannot get the water turned off, call the City of Prescott Utilities service line at 928.777.1118.
  • For information specific to the Prescott area, please contact a licensed plumber or building professional. Visit Yavapai County Contractors Association website.

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