Protecting Your Property From the Freeze

POSTED: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 3:22pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:59pm

The big chill is on across Louisiana. Now experts from one industry want to make sure your house can handle the cold.

Plumbers all across the region have been working overtime. That's because if outdoor pipes are left exposed - it could spell disaster inside the house.

When temperatures go well below freezing - there's a better chance of exposed pipes bursting. One plumber we spoke with says by leaving a water main exposed - homeowners can run into lots of problems.

It doesn't take long to cover up a pipe. But experts say if you have a raised house, it's best to call in a professional.