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December 29, 2021
The more important question to ask is, what could happen while you’re waiting for pipes to thaw?
As we learned in high school, water expands when it freezes, which could cause pipes to rupture without you knowing it. You may not find out until that thawing process happens and water leaks from the pipe.
Depending on how much pressure is created by the combination of ice and water flow when someone turns on the water, the pipe could burst and cause serious problems very quickly. Then you could be dealing with mold, damage to your property, cleanup crews, and insurance claims.
If you’re fortunate enough to detect a frozen pipe before it starts to leak or thaw, shut off the main valve and call Tindall & Ranson right away. You can run a space heater or a hair dryer, but that’s just a temporary fix – and you have to find the frozen portion of the pipe first.
Tindall & Ranson can pinpoint the location where freezing has occurred, determine why the pipe froze, and take the necessary steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. As a preventative measure, we can also inspect visible plumbing throughout your home to determine if there’s a risk of freezing.
Sure, all ice will thaw at some point if you’re living in the Princeton/West Windsor area. But that thawing could very well cause a flood in your home. Take steps to prevent pipes from freezing, look for warning signs of frozen pipes, and call Tindall & Ranson right away if you suspect pipes are frozen!
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