WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams’ erratic winter weather can wreak havoc on homeowners and renters. Frozen pipes are not only an inconvenience, but can very costly. Unexpected costs associated with frozen pipes can be easily avoided by taking a few simple precautions, preferable in the fall before cold temperatures arrive. Jim Ross, owner of Ross Pro-formance Plumbing said prevention is the best method for dealing with frozen pipes. Ross said he has been assisting homeowner’s in the Parks and Williams area with frozen pipes that were a result of last week’s extreme cold weather. He said the majority of frozen pipes were found in older mobile homes and older homes in town. “Many have galvanized piping that for some reason freezes up quicker,” he said. “And the mobile homes have more pipes exposed under the homes.” “I tell my customers to cut cardboard and put it up there to block it,” he said. “It’s like a wind tunnel under there.” Other simple methods recommended include keeping garage doors closed if water supply lines go through the garage, and opening kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate through the home. Ross said in rural communities with water hauling, h...