Snow storms and freezing temperatures mean it's time to take stock of your plumbing pipes, if you haven't already. Some of your plumbing may well be vulnerable to freezing and possible pipe bursts. Here's some helpful information on what to do before temperatures plunge again.
What Causes Pipe Bursts?
When water freezes, it expands, and when that happens inside your pipes, be they metal or plastic, they may burst. When the temperature warms up and the pipes thaw, flooding can result.
Pipes located in exterior walls, swimming pool pipes and pipes carrying water to sprinkler systems may all be at risk. Water supply pipes in unheated crawl spaces, basements, attics, kitchen cabinets and garages are also vulnerable to freezing.
How to Keep Pipes From Freezing
Follow these steps to keep pipes from freezing.
To learn more about pipe bursts, contact Arpi's Industries. We have served our Calgary customers for more than 50 years.
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