Frozen Pipes

As Temperatures Rise, Frozen Pipes Could Begin To Leak

Chicago’s very cold weather brings problems, like frozen pipes, but higher temperatures forecast for next week could bring even worse problems: messy leaks.

01/09/2015

A Nicor Home Services technician cleans the Wright family's furnace to keep it running properly for the winter. (Credit: CBS)

Tips For Preparing Your Home For Bitter Cold

You may be ready for tonight, but what about your home? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez has with tips for homeowners.

01/06/2015

A hose provides water to an Elgin residence affected by frozen pipes. (CBS)

Hydrants, Hoses Aid Some Elgin Residents With Frozen Pipes

Since the end of January, several underground water service lines have frozen in Elgin. Thirty-nine homes were temporarily without water. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

03/08/2014

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Frozen Pipe Complaints Skyrocket Amid Frigid Winter

Water Department crews have been working around the clock in Chicago to keep up with frozen and broken water lines, thanks to a brutal winter that has kept complaints flowing, if little else.

02/27/2014

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Record Number Of Chicagoans Without Water Due To Frozen Pipes

City crews are scrambling and a record number of people are without water because of frozen pipes.

02/21/2014

Cars stuck in ice in Albany Park. (Credit: CBS)

Water Main Break Leaves Cars Stuck In Ice For Days

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the ice-encased cars are causing lots of frustration on the 4800 block of North Drake.

02/10/2014

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

Rosemont Hotel Evacuated After Pipes Burst

Nearly 300 guests at a northwest suburban hotel awoke to a fire alarm Thursday morning and were evacuated to the lobby after a frozen pipe in the sprinkler system burst.

01/10/2014

A water main break sent water pouring into the street in the 4900 block of North Pulaski Road about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, closing the street between Argyle and Ainslie streets. (Credit: NVP News video)

Burst Pipes Damage Businesses, Flood Streets Across Chicago

A leak in a company’s fire system flooded the business and Pulaski Road Tuesday night, forcing firefighters to wade through knee-deep icy water in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

01/08/2014

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Suburban House Fire Caused By Tenant Thawing Frozen Pipes

Temperatures were around 4 degrees (not counting wind chill) around 7:30 p.m. when the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District got the call, and when they pulled up to 129 Glenwood Drive, smoke already was showing.

01/02/2014