Wintertime can have its joys! From celebrating the holidays with your loved ones to building snowmen to sleigh riding. There are many great traditions that come with this time of year—don’t make frozen pipes one of them! Winter can often result in plumbing issues if frozen pipes aren’t prevented or taken care of properly. By getting some maintenance done around your home, you can effectively prepare and survive the cold weather!
If frozen pipes burst, they can become an extremely expensive home disaster that can be preventable. Having one burst pipe in a home can do tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Bursts can occur when the water cools several degrees below freezing in the pipe, causing ice to form. This can result in pressure building up in excess of 3000psi, which can split the pipe and lead to eventual water damage once the water is thawed in the pipe.