Pipe Frozen Problem Galesburg
When pipes freeze expansion occurs and it puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the “strength” of a pipe, expanding water can cause pipe bursts. When the pipe breaks, the water flows and causes flooding. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, yard sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements, crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also prone to freezing and flooding.