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Ask The Experts: Why Do Pipes Freeze?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Winter sure can be pretty to look at, but the unseen things can be just horrific; things like frozen pipes! 

There are many ways to avoid this nightmare, and most homeowners are unaware that there are things they can do to eliminate this very costly disaster in their home or business! 

Why Do Pipes Freeze?

When water freezes, it expands, and this, in a nutshell, is why pipes freeze. What causes the water to freeze?

  • Quick temperature drops
  • Poor insulation
  • Thermostats set too low

While you can’t change the temperature outside, you can definitely prepare your pipes and keep them from being negatively impacted. What can you do? 

Insulate Your Pipes

Heated tape is available as is pipe sleeving that can help keep your pipes toasty when it gets awful outdoors. 

Seal House Leaks

Cold air can get into your home in a number of ways, and some of that is through leaks! Windows that are not fit properly, cracks under your door, and even improper insulation. 

Drip Your Faucets

Letting your faucets drip warm water overnight is a way that you can ensure your pipes will not freeze up. Just a little bit of water is all kit takes to keep things moving and to save you from a potentially costly disaster!

Should disaster strike your home or office, give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

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