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Making Sure Your Sprinkler System Beats Bursting Come Cold Weather

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Lynchburg, VA - As temperatures continue to fall, if the space where sprinkler pipes are kept is not warm, they can burst, causing a nightmare.

Curtis Ervin of Lynchburg Fire Equipment sees it happen time and time again; sprinkler pipes cracking in the cold, and as a result, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

He says you've got to make sure your pipes inside are kept warm. Make sure to cover those vents that allow cool air into attic space.

"Once it unthaws, it could have a crack, or it could be frozen and bust something and not know it until it warms back up" he said.

And with a thaw headed our way, you better make sure those sprinkler pipes aren't frozen, or you could be looking at a little bit of clean up come Wednesday.

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