Every winter, about 250,000 households find themselves with messes from pipes that freeze and burst. In addition to erupting and filling a room with water, a burst pipe can cause thousands of dollars in damage.
Carpeting, photos, furniture and other belongings can be permanently damaged to the point they need to be replaced. A crack measuring only 3 millimeters can spew as much as 250 gallons of water into a person's home in just one day.
Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take to protect pipes and avoid the hassles associated with bursts:
As you can see, there a number of things you need to do to protect your pipes in frigid climates. Not taking the necessary steps can lead to a disaster, and the last thing you want to deal with is a burst pipe spewing water into your home in the dead of winter.
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