Temperatures are dropping quickly and winter is here to stay. A serious issue that all homeowners should be aware of is the risk of frozen pipes. The damages from frozen pipes can rack up to thousands of dollars in repairs to the pipes and property. Broadley’s is here to remind you of these simple steps to take, ensuring a safe winter season.Insulate Water PipesThe insulation will slow down the cold’s effect to the pipes, but does not necessarily prevent freezing.Disconnect Garden HosesIf there is water in the hose, it can freeze and eventually make its way through the spigot and into your pipes. To maintain the lifespan of your hose, move them indoors for the winter.Know Common Frozen Pipe LocationsAs mentioned earlier, insulate these pipes in particular and keep an eye on them throughout the winter when temperatures drop below 32° F.Keep Thermostats No Lower Than 55° FEven if you leave the house for a few days, make sure temperatures are at least 55° F. Frozen pipes often happen while people are on vacation and forget the house needs to remain somewhat heated.Turn Water Off When AwayIf you plan to go away for a few days, turn off your main water supply and make sure all facets are drained.Keep Certain Doors and Windows ClosedIf your water supply is in your garage, make sure to keep the doors closed as much as possible. It is also recommended to keep windows located near pipes closed and to close open-air vents to prevent wind drafts during very low temperatures.Open Cabinet DoorsWhen temperatures drop below 32° F, it is recommended you leave cabinet doors open that are located below sinks so that the heat from your home can warm the pipes.Consider a Wi-Fi ThermostatNot only does owning a Wi-Fi thermostat make your life easier and more comfortable, allowing you to stay in bed while you heat the home or to have your home heated before you return from vacation, but it can save you from the nightmare of frozen or busted pipes. Broadley’s recommends brands such as Nest, Honeywell or Ecobee. Call them for installs or to learn more about each!If you find yourself in a situation with frozen or busted pipes, and are unsure how to handle it, give Broadley’s a call at (609) 390-3907. Remember, if your pipes do burst, make sure to turn off your water right away!
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New Delhi: Madhav Apte, who played seven Tests for the Indian cricket team and averaged nearly 50, was terribly unlucky to not have played more for the national team. His playing days was more from 1952 to 1953 and it was in one series against the West Indies where he made his mark. Apte was a brilliant player for Mumbai and he regularly contributed. When one talks about Sachin Tendulkar, it is a different era. Tendulkar was supreme in his batting for India and Mumbai, becoming the leading run-getter in both ODIs and Tests as well as establishing himself as the gold standard of batsmanship in cricket. However, did you know that both Tendulkar and Apte have played together? Following the death of Apte, Tendulkar took to his social media handle and praised the contributions of Apte in his cricketing career. “Have fond memories of Madhav Apte Sir. I got to play against him at Shivaji Park when I was 14. Still remember the time when he & Dungarpur Sir let me play for the CCI as a 15-year old. He always supported me & was a well wisher. May his Soul Rest In Peace,” Tendulkar tweeted. Makrand Waingankar, veteran journalist and a chronicler of Mumbai cricket’s golden era, had said Apte’s presence in the Kanga League spanned generations. “He played the Kanga League for 50 years. As a teenager, he played alongside Professor DB Deodhar and as a veteran in his 50s, played alongside a kid called Sachin Tendulkar. He last played when he was 71 years old. He would wear those spotless whites and walk with a kit bag and umbrella like a commoner. In his 60s, he played Abbey Kuruvilla, who was half his age,” Waigankar told PTI.Also Read | Revealed – Why Madhav Apte, Who Averaged Nearly 50 In Tests, Played Only Seven Games For IndiaApte played in every edition of the Kanga League from 1948 till potentially 2004 and Tendulkar played alongside him during the 1987 edition of the League. The Kanga Cricket League is a unique cricketing competition in Mumbai in that the league is held during the monsoon season in Mumbai.Also Read | Madhav Apte, Veteran Indian Cricket Team Batsman, Dies At 86It is named after Hormasji Kanga, who played 43 First class cricket matches as an all-rounder, and was also a selector for the India national cricket team. Tendulkar appeared in the league representing John Bright Cricket Club at the age of 11 and in 1985-86, he played the whole season aged 12. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more