What does Freeze Warning mean?
Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including copper or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of the pipe, expanding water can cause pipes to break.
Pipes that freeze most frequently are:
- Pipes that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, and water sprinkler lines.
- Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
- Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.
Pipe freezes in the home water system is a leading cause of homeowners insurance claims each year.
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