As cold weather sets in and temperatures drop below freezing overnight, it’s critical for homeowners to take a few easy steps to winterize their home’s water system. A little preventative maintenance will help you avoid the trauma and expense of a frozen or burst water pipe.
Why should I worry about a frozen pipe?
When a pipe freezes, the water inside will begin to expand which can burst both plastic or metal pipes and cause significant damage. You may not know that a crack or leak has developed until it starts to warm or thaw. A burst pipe can cause significant damage as water can flow freely from a damaged pipe or water system damaging ceilings, floors and walls.