The need to prevent the pipes in your home from freezing has more to do with the aftermath than the actual freezing of the water in the pipes. We’ve compiled some great tips below to help you to avoid not only the mess and damage of pipe-related issues, but also the expensive issues that follow.
Why are frozen pipes a problem?
Let’s start with the science of water. What happens when you combine water and freezing temperatures? Water freezes. But, water also expands as it freezes. In the case of the pipes in your home, freezing temperatures force the existing water to expand, even if it means breaking the pipe. Regardless of the strength of the pipe or container, you can’t beat science.
When you’re looking around your own home to diagnose which areas are susceptible to frozen pipes, notice the locations exposed to the cold, like outdoor lines, sprinkler lines, unheated areas inside the home, like garages, basements, crawl spaces, kitchen cabinets & attics.