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What Areas of Marysville Homes Suffer Frozen Pipes?

1/2/2022 (Permalink)

icicles hanging off of a frozen pipe Frozen pipes can sometimes be prevented from breaking and causing damages in your home. Call our certified technicians to get more information.

Frozen pipes are common enough for Marysville homeowners to actively take preventative measures.

Frozen pipes are among the most common water damage threats throughout the winter months. There are several causes of these crippling events, including:

  • Temperature management
  • Inadequate insulation
  • Undrained unused lines

Cold Temperatures in the House

Cold snaps and harsh winter conditions can cause several damaging events like frozen pipes or ice damming in Marysville homes. One of the main causes of freezing fixtures is low temperatures in the house, which could be common when leaving your home over the winter months for a warmer climate.

Poor Circulation of Warm Air 

When you have not sought warmer temperatures closer to the equator, cold temperatures in certain areas of the house can still be potentially threatening.

Improper Insulation of Pipes

Plumbing must be protected against the elements. When steep temperature drops occur, cold air surrounding the lines could rapidly impact standing water in the line to freeze it. Insulation provides a barrier to keep the temperature of water in the line above the freezing threshold.

Standing Water in Supply Lines

Another cause of pipe freezing is not draining out lines that should not remain pressurized through the winter months. Outside hose bibs, supply lines to pools, and several other types of seasonal fixtures can be inadequately constructed to withstand harsh winter conditions.

What Do You Do if a Pipe Bursts? 

A pipe burst can seem overwhelming and cause rapid and substantial changes to your household. It is important to secure professionals like our IICRC-certified SERVPRO team as soon as you turn off the main supply line to the house to stop the water flow. Our professionals can arrive fast to mitigate your loss through actions like extraction and drying.

While there are several possible threats for homes and businesses throughout the winter months that could lead to water damage, few are as frequent and consistent as pipe bursts from freezing. Our SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington team can mobilize fast for these emergencies to help when you call (360) 658-0506.

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