Ada Public Encourages Homeowners to Take Proactive Measure to Prevent Pipes from Freezing
Ada, MN — The cold snap should have some homeowners keeping a close eye for frozen water pipers. A lack of snow depth is pushing the frost deeper and Ada Public Works is already hearing instances of pipes freezing. Homeowners, especially if they have had problems in the past, should be closely monitoring their water temperature. If the water temperature begins getting close to the freezing point, Public Works Director Brian Rasmussen says they should begin running their water at all times.
Homeowners with shallow water pipes near areas of little snow depth are more susceptible to freezing pipes. Rasmussen adds that depending on where the pipes freeze, the homeowner may be responsible for the cost of thawing.
On a somewhat similar note, Ada Public Works has encountered problems as of recent with clogged pipes due to grease being poured down the drain. While Rasmussen notes that there will always be some grease from doing dishes, pouring grease such as from browning hamburger is not acceptable and will solidify once it cools.
Brian Rasmussen joins the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program on the first Monday of each Month.