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November 8, 2021

Burst Pipes Prevention this Winter

Most homeowners will hear warnings about frozen pipes bursting when winter begins to roll around. Burst pipes are one of the most common problems that plumbers interact with in the winter. In this guide our team goes over why pipes freeze in the winter and how you can prevent a repair costing thousands of dollars this holiday season.

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What Causes Frozen Pipes to Burst?

Water, just like most molecules, turns from a liquid to a solid once it crosses a certain temperature threshold. Water’s threshold for turning into ice is around 32 Degrees Fahrenheit depending on your elevation above sea level. These temperatures are very common in the mid-west during the Winter. When your pipes freeze, that ice begins to expand. This causes pressure to continue to build within the pipe until it splits open. One of the big problems with a burst pipe in the winter is that you may not even notice the leak until the pipes thaw out. This can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and repair fees.

How to Prevent Burst Pipes?

In order to prevent a burst pipe, it is essential to keep your pipe from freezing in the first place. There are several strategies that can help keep your pipes from freezing. Before you implement any, the best thing you can do is have a professional come and perform an inspection on your plumbing system. Each system is different and has different vulnerabilities. Having a professional inspection performed will allow you to have a map of what areas in your home need attention. In addition, the professional can recommend best practices for each area of your home. This can range from pipe insulation to area heaters.

 

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