Generally, homes and structures in northern climates are built with the water pipes located inside the building insulation, which protects the pipes from subfreezing weather. However, extremely cold weather and holes in the building that allow a flow of cold air to come into contact with pipes can lead to freezing and bursting.
Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold, outside air to reach the pipes. Research has shown that “wind chill” can accelerate the freezing process.
Frozen pipes can put too much pressure on your pipes, causing them to burst and resulting in potential water damage. If your frozen pipes burst, it's imperative to try to cut off all water to the pipes. Then, call The Clog Dr. LLC. at (203) 893-0454 for FAST response. Our certified technicians will quickly contain the problem to minimize damage to your property. Frozen pipes will be thawed and repaired or replaced as needed.