The holidays can make your budget very tight, but frozen pipes can literally put you under water. The cost to repair frozen pipe damage can cost thousands of dollars. Preparing your home to avoid these mishaps can save your wallet and help prevent holiday stress.
Frozen pipes are a serious concern for any homeowner during the winter season. When water freezes, it expands and becomes less dense! When the water is contained, as it is inside a pipe, this expansion will rupture the pipe. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to the cold, such as outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like attics and crawl spaces, garages, or cabinets on exterior walls. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have insufficient or no insulation are also subject to freezing. Frozen water pipes can result in significant water damage.
Tips to help keep pipes from freezing:
What to do if you suspect a pipe being frozen?
– If a pipe bursts, shut off water at the main valve. Call a plumber (keep an emergency number nearby for quick access). Then contact Xtreme Home Improvement to evaluate and remediate any water damage that could have resulted.
When a frozen water pipe or malfunctioning water pipe bursts in your home it’s easy to panic. The inconvenience and damage of excess water following a frozen pipe or pipe burst is significant. But with our 24-Hour Frozen Pipe Damage Clean-up & Restoration service, we can handle the pipe repair and help minimize the damage to your home or business. If you have any questions contact Xtreme Home Improvement to learn more.