Frozen Pipe Facts

When water freezes in a pipe it expands and can exert 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. This pressure is enough to rupture most any pipe filled with water which provides no place for the ice to expand. When the pipe bursts it will spill several hundred gallons of water per hour and that can equate to thousands of dollars of damage in your home. Pipes are most susceptible to freezing when in an outside wall, under a sink on an outside wall and in an unheated crawlspace. If you find water not coming out of a faucet stop the source at the faucet and the main water shut off. It’s best to seek help from a professional right away to prevent a big disaster. If you have frozen pipes and need questions answered please call our office. We respond to emergencies of burst pipes 24 hours a day. If it happens to you or someone you know we are here to help get your home dried out & repaired as quick as possible with ourĀ water damage services.