It’s that time of year again. As temperature continues to dip threateningly below freezing, many homeowners will be eyeing their pipes apprehensively. Lower temperature means one thing: plenty of frozen pipes.
Though they may seem like a minor annoyance, frozen pipes are a serious plumbing problem that should be prevented if possible. A frozen pipe can quickly become a broken and leaky pipe, and can lead to flooding. Additionally, homeowners can run into serious trouble when several of their pipes freeze at once, or when the main line into their home is affected.
Don’t Panic!! Frozen pipes are a fixable problem. If they’re dealt with quickly, they aren’t likely to lead to any complications. But the best cure, as always, is prevention. Keeping your pipes insulated and heated will keep most blockages from even occurring.