Tag: Cold weather

Prevent Your Pipes From Breaking This Winter

Big Bear, Ca, December 6, 2011, 9:00am – With below freezing temperatures this past week, the Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power has had 15 calls from valley residents in the last week, in which all of the callers experienced pipe breaks, cracks or leaks due to the freezing temperatures.  To avoid leaking or bursting pipes, the Department of Water and Power reminds valley residents to drain your pipes in the winter months when you will be away from your residence for an extended time.  Winterizing, as they call it, will help your pipes from freezing, and in turn leaking or bursting.  To drain your water, find your stop and waste valve, which is located between your house and water meter, and use it any time you leave your house for an extended period of time to drain your water lines, and remember to also shut your water off.  If you are experiencing a small leak, call a plumber, however if you are finding an excess of water in your home, call the DWP, as they need to see if the freezing temperatures compromised your pipes, and caused a large leak or crack.  The DWP can be reached at 909 866 5050, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can also find complete information on how to winterize your home online at...

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Southwest Gas Now Taking Donations For Winter Coat Drive

Big Bear, Ca, October 11, 2011, 5:00pm – Southwest Gas is once again hosting their annual Winter Coat Drive.  The company’s employee volunteer team Blue, which stands for Building Lives Up Everywhere, sponsors the event. Donations can be made now through October 25 at various locations throughout Big Bear. “This coat drive has been successful for the past 13 years because of the generosity of our community and our employees, and we’re looking forward to another successful year,” said Brad Huff, Customer Specialist for Southwest Gas and coordinator of this year’s event. “We’re thankful for the support we receive and to be able to provide free coats to help keep our neighbors warm during the cold weather,” he added.   Donations of new and clean gently-used coats for men, women and children can be made at the following locations throughout the Big Bear area during regular business hours:  Southwest Gas, Alaska Federal Credit Union, the Mom & Dad Project and Vons.  The coats will be available free to the community on Wednesday, November 2, between 9:00 am-5:00 pm, at Southwest Gas’s Business Office located next to Pine Knot Marina. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31105.mp3|titles=SW Gas Coat...

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