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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Cold Temps Can Cause Frozen Pipes

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Winter is in full swing for us (most days at least) and when temperatures dip below freezing we start getting calls for water damages from busted pipes. When the water in your pipes freezes it expands. This can cause small cracks to form and worse. The water damage does not happen when the pipes are frozen. It happens when the temperatures climb enough for the frozen water to thaw. 

Leaving water dripping in faucets can help to prevent this. Moving water is less likely to freeze. When temperatures dip extremely low, water needs to be left at more than a small drip. Plumbers suggest a small stream. And don't forget to leave the hot water dripping too. Hot water actually freezes fast that cold water. 

If you have experienced frozen pipes and suspect a possible water damage give us a call. Our highly trained, IICRC certified first responders can help you determine if you have a water damage, where it originated from and if the damage is claim worthy. 

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