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Plumbers warn of water pipes bursting as temperatures rise

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 23:24:23-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With bone chilling temperatures, many people in the Kansas City metro are dealing with frozen or broken water pipes. But plumbers warn concerns of pipes bursting will heighten as the temperature rises and pipes begin to thaw out.

“Open the covers to your sink and your vanities, kitchen sinks, and open the doors to the house and try and get the air circulating,” Malcom Guscott said.

Guscott is a master plumber with Morgan Miller Plumbing, which has been working around the clock to get people quick fixes.

The main issue Guscott has discovered are waters that are not protected from the cold. Crawl spaces that lack insulation also have created problems.

“If you have a crawl space under your house and have vents on your walls, get them covered up,” he said. “If the wind picks up and the wind gets under your house, it’s bitterly cold. It’s colder under there then it is outside.”