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How Prepared Are You For A Winter Power Outage?

How Prepared Are You For A Winter Power Outage?Winter storms can cause a power outage that leaves you in the cold and dark for hours or possibly days at a time. Being prepared for an outage can help you avoid some of the most uncomfortable consequences of cold indoor temperatures. When the weather forecasts warn you of an impending storm, consider the following to stay safe.

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Frozen Pipes: Take Preventive Steps Before The Coldest Days of Winter Arrive

Frozen Pipes: Take Preventive Steps Before The Coldest Days of Winter ArriveWinters in the Northeast can be very cold, and frozen temperatures sometimes lead to frozen pipes. Luckily, most homes in the Northeast are built with pipes on the interior, so they seldom get cold enough to freeze. However, pipes in all buildings can freeze during extreme, extended cold spells or when you go on vacation and allow your home temperature to drop below freezing. When pipes freeze, the water in them expands and causes serious damage as pressure backs up and pipes burst.  

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