Busted pipes are one of the most severe threats to a home during the winter. With frigid temperatures fast approaching you need be prepared. It’s not uncommon for people to think that the only pipes at risk of freezing are those that are outdoors, but in reality the pipes inside your home are also at risk. Those especially vulnerable are in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage or even run along an exterior wall.
Water is unique in the sense that when it freezes, it expands, thus, putting extreme pressure on your pipes until they can no longer withstand the expansion and burst. Follow these simple tips to prevent your pipes from freezing. Or if it’s already happened, we’ve also outlined the measures that can be taken to safely thaw them.