Page 5 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - December 2014
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Chehalis Tribal Dental Clinic Prepare Your Home for Winter
Holiday Toothbrush Promotion Now that of lower nighttime temperatures, you may
freezing incur a higher heating bill, but you can
Limited time offered weather has prevent a much more costly repair job if
November 1 through arrived, we pipes freeze and burst.
should all
December 31 be prepared „„If you will be going away during cold
Mail in rebate to keep our weather, leave the heat on in your home,
(prepaid card) home warm set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
and dry this winter. One thing to look
Quantities are limited. Contact the out for is frozen pipes. A few minutes If you think your pipes may be frozen,
Chehalis Tribal Dental Clinic to get yours today. preparation can save you thousands of here are a few ways to thaw them safely.
dollars in water damage to your home.
360-709-1659 „„If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle
comes out, suspect a frozen pipe.
WIC Program
Here are a few ways to prevent frozen „„Keep the faucet open. As you treat the
(Women, Infants, and Children) pipes in your home: frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to
provides healthy foods and melt, water will begin to flow through the
„„Keep garage doors closed if there are water frozen area. Running water through the
nutrition information for you and your supply lines in the garage. pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
child up to age 5.
„„Unhook your garden hose and wrap your „„Apply heat to
For appointments or questions, contact: outside faucets, especially if you have an a section of
Deb Shortman at 360-709-1689 older house built before 1985. pipe, starting at
Debbie Gardipee-Reyes   the faucet and
„„Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors working back,
360-462-3227 or to allow warmer air to circulate around the using an electric
Patty 360-462-3224 plumbing, especially if you have an older heating pad
house built before 1985. wrapped around
SPIPA main number: 360-426-3990 the pipe, an
WIC Dates „„When the weather is very cold outside, let electric hair dryer,
the cold water drip from the inside faucets or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked
1st Thursday each month 9:00 AM — 3:00 PM served by exposed pipes. Running water in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch,
Chehalis Wellness Center (dates and times may change) through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove,
prevent pipes from freezing. or other open flame device.
Winter Physical Activity Challenge!
„„Keep the thermostat set to the same „„Apply heat until full water pressure is
The Spokane Tribe of Indians has challenged the entire temperature both during the day and at restored. If you are unable to locate the
Portland Area Tribes, the Portland Area Indian Health night. By temporarily suspending the use frozen area, if
Service, and the Northwest Portland Area Indian the frozen area
Health Board to a physical activity challenge. is not accessible,
or if you cannot
The rules of the challenge: Participate in physical thaw the pipe,
activity at least 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes call a licensed
for at least 5 days out of the week. The 30 minutes plumber.
of activity can be broken down into 10 minute time
increments. If you work during the day and have „„ Check all
family to take care of in the evening, no problem. We other faucets in
recommend a way you can stay active is to walk 10 your home to
minutes during your morning, lunch and afternoon find out if you
break. have additional
frozen pipes. If
The contest will start on Monday, January 5th 2015 one pipe freezes,
and run to February 13, 2015; a total of 6 weeks. others may
freeze, too.
If you would like to participate, please contact
Christina Hicks, Community Wellness Manager at
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