Frigid temperatures across valley create frozen pipes
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Charlie Russell and Ashley Makidon live in a Meridian townhouse with frozen pipes.
Their bathtub isn't draining properly.
"Not being able to bathe or take a shower or anything is really not anyone's idea of fun," Ashley said. "Especially being 38 weeks pregnant, not being able to soak in the tub or anything makes things a lot harder."
This expectant mother worries her apartment's frozen pipes could lead to a flood in the near future.
"I'm going to be bringing a baby home soon," Ashley said. "The last thing I need is to come downstairs and make him a bottle and have my kitchen completely ruined."
Nampa's Nate Morris owns Resto Clean. Normally this time of year, Morris gets several calls a week. But, this winter he's averaged more than 30.
"We've definitely been getting hammered with water damages," Morris said. "I don't know if we've had as many jobs as we've had in the last couple weeks here."
Morris suggests keeping one's thermostat to room temperature all day in this weather.
"If you're leaving your house," Morris said, "keep your heat to 70 degrees. "I know some people like to leave them at 50 degrees, but in this weather, with exterior walls, those pipes freeze real easy."