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Thawing Frozen Pipes in Greenville, PA

12/3/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen pipe with ice on it. Pipe freezing is a problem because the frozen water in the pipes causes the pipe to expand which can cause cracks to form in the pipe.

Learn how to prevent water pipes from freezing. Pipe freezing is a problem because the frozen water in the pipes causes the pipe to expand which can cause cracks to form in the pipe. When the water finally begins to thaw, most likely there are cracks in the pipes that then cause it to leak and cause water damage. Let’s learn how to prevent water pipes from freezing!

How to Prevent Water Pipes from Freezing

Redcross.org says,

  • Drain water from the swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines.
  • Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors.
  • Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
  • Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are in unheated areas. Look in the garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold-water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
  • Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve" or installing UL-listed "heat tape," "heat cable," or similar materials on exposed water pipes.

Follow these tips for the best results in your home this winter!

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