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Take care of home plumbing before winter temperatures arrive

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The freezing temps of winter can wreck havoc on your home's plumbing system.

Tom Geise, owner of Tom Geise Plumbing in Quincy say one of the most important steps to take this winter is to disconnect the hose from the outdoor faucet.

Also, be sure to check that all the water drains out of the faucet. It's easy to forget, but it could save you a headache when it's time to turn on your faucet in the Spring.

"If it's a freeze proof faucet and it freeze inside, it won't do any harm until you go to turn your water on," Geise said. "A lot of times people turn their water on and they hook the hose up to it and they put more water inside than they do outside."

Geise also says you should make sure your doors and windows are closed tightly. It just takes a little bit of cold air coming in to freeze a water pipe in your basement.

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