Surviving the blast of winter cold can be made easier with a few helpful tips:

burst-pipePrevent/Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

Prevention of frozen water pipes is the key to avoiding the potential of costly and messy repairs that disrupt the lives of homeowners. The American Red Cross provides suggestions on how to prevent your pipes from freezing and how to properly thaw frozen pipes.

If a water pipe breaks inside your home, attempt to shut off the water line. A shut off valve is usually located by the water meter. Then contact a plumber that is licensed with the State of Illinois and also registered with the Village of South Holland (2014 PLUMBERS).

Drafty Windows

If windows are leaking causing drafts of cold air, consider replacing windows, A less expensive alternative is to purchase a window insulator kit (shrink wrap) from a local hardware store.

Disabled Vehicles

The Village of South Holland reminds residents that disabled vehicles must be kept in the garage, not in the driveway or on the public street.

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