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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Freezing temperatures can take a toll on our homes, especially the plumbing.  The cold weather has sparked a "hot streak" of phone calls to local plumbers about frozen pipes.

Some plumbers are so busy it's taking hours or even days to get to some customers.  Local plumbers say they're making 10 to 15 stops a day trying to keep up with demand and help homeowners with their pipe problems.

"I'm just a one man company, so it just depends. I get to them... As the calls come in... But it might be a few hours," says plumber Michael Poitevint.  Poitevint says it's important to insulate your pipes in places you might forget about like a crawlspace or attic.  The more insulation you use, the better your pipes are protected.

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