Frozen Pipe Solutions
WHERE ARE FROZEN PIPES OFTEN FOUND?
Most frozen water pipes occur in areas where the pipes are not properly insulated, such as the garage, crawl spaces, and non-insulated outside walls.
In some cases, pipes underneath sinks or in basements are the first to burst. With even the tiniest of cracks, a pipe can disperse as much as 250 gallons of water within 24 hours, which can lead to thousands of dollars in property damage. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that only certain types of pipes, such as older metal or copper pipes, will burst. However, any pipe that freezes can burst, whether it’s copper, steel, or PVC.
How Can You Avoid This Problem in the Future?
Open all cabinet doors under sinks in your bathroom and kitchen to allow heat to reach the pipes inside.
Insulate all exposed pipes, or wrap them in heat tape.