Cold temperatures can cause all sorts of problems from cars that won’t start to the danger of slipping on icy sidewalks. One issue that cold temperatures can cause is frozen water pipes. When the temperature drops too far down the water in the pipes in your home can freeze. The expansion of the frozen water in the pipes can cause pressure, which could lead to the pipes bursting and creating a big mess in your home.
Are you worried about your water pipes freezing this winter? If so, there are some things you can do to prevent the pipes from freezing. Water pipes located on outside walls, in attics, or in crawl spaces are the ones that are most likely to freeze. In order to prevent them freezing, follow these steps when the temperatures drop:
If your pipes DO freeze this winter–DON’T panic. A frozen water pipe will not necessarily lead to a burst pipe. There are a few steps you can take to help make sure that your frozen pipes do not cause damage by bursting:
If your water pipes do freeze and burst. Flame is willing and able to help with water pipe repair and any other plumbing renovations. For more information about protecting your water pipes this winter, contact Flame!
You can also watch this short video from The Weather Channel: Keeps Your Pipes from Freezing or read The Weather Channel’s article, “Winter Storms: Take Preventative Action,” where some of this information came from.