Frozen water pipes are a serious risk during extremely cold weather. Frozen in the pipe water will put pressure over 500 kilograms per square inch. This pressure is enough to rip apart any pipe.

Risky Locations:

  • Outside walls
  • Outside garden hoses and hose taps
  • Under a sink on an outside wall
  • In an unheated crawlspace

Taking a few simple precaution steps homeowner can avoid the problem and save money.

  • Insulate your pipes
  • Make sure “risky” faucets are in use constantly
  • Secure crawl space openings
  • Remove outside garden hoses and open hose taps to allow water to drain.

Call a qualified plumber if pipes burst or if immediate repairs are needed.

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