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Homeowners reach out to busy plumbing companies to blow their home's pipes

Homeowners prepare for snowstorm
Posted: 5:33 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 20:33:59-04
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DENVER -- The sun may still be shining but plumbing companies are getting flooded with calls.

President of Brother's Plumbing, Heating & Electric, Lynn Tomasek, says this is the time of year they usually start blowing out home's pipes.

"We always start sprinkler winterizations about the first of October because we can get a snowstorm anytime in the middle of October into November and we want to be prepared for those freezing temperatures when it happens."

With the snow storm expected to hit Thursday morning, she says many calls have piled on this week to get their home's pipes blown out.

"We'll use a compressor we want to make sure that we drain all the water from the lines and blow the water out of the manifold and the underground lines so that there's no freeze damage," Tomasek said, adding that if people weren't able to schedule an appointment before the snow storm, she suggests wrapping pipes that are in the open with a blanket and trash bag.

"We're letting customers know that if we're not able to get out and do the sprinkler winterization, we'll make sure to at the very minimum cover the outdoor exposed piping."