Frozen pipes in your home?
Frozen pipes in homes can be a major inconvenience and can cause costly damage if not properly addressed. When water inside a pipe freezes, it expands, putting pressure on the pipe and potentially causing it to burst. This can lead to flooding and water damage in the home, as well as the need for costly repairs.
Signs of frozen pipes
Limited Water: Lack of running water is one of the first signs of frozen pipes most people notice.
Bulging Pipes: When water freezes, water molecules expand, causing tremendous pressure that can make a pipe bulge noticeably.
Gurgling Sounds: If your pipes start “talking,” making banging or gurgling sounds, it can indicate you’ve got ice traveling through your pipes.
Condensation and Cracks: If you notice a pipe covered in a condensation layer or small surface cracks, it may be freezing.
Smelly Water: A sewage smell emanating from your faucets usually accompanies a freezing exterior sewer line.