There are certain types of winter repairs that are really a pain in the neck to deal with, and at the top of the list is a burst or cracked pipe due to freezing. We are no strangers to frigid temperatures here in Doylestown, and it doesn’t matter if your piping is brand new or 20 years old. What matters is if the piping is exposed to cold weather, and this can be outside your home or close to the exterior part of your home. Without proper insulating, your hot and cold plumbing pipes, including pipes for boilers, are at risk. But with help from the plumbing experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling, you can schedule an appointment for pipe insulation now and be all set for the cold winter weather.
Ice Is Tough
If you’ve ever seen a pipe that has cracked or burst from freezing, it can be a bit of a shock. The reason is that these cracks and bursts aren’t small – they kind of look like some took a small ax to the pipe. You can also see why they are so potent: with cracks and bursts, a lot of water leaks through once the pipe has defrosted, which can wreak havoc on your home and plumbing or heating system.
The reason the crack or burst is so prominent is due to the ice that formed inside the pipe when it froze. Ice crystals are very strong and they expand; as they do so, they literally crack whatever is restricting them, including the metal or plastic of your plumbing pipes. This results in a burst or cracked pipe, and that piece of pipe will need to cut out and replaced with new pipe.
Insulate to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing
The best way to avoid frozen pipes is to get ahead by allowing a trained expert to insulate them. Our pros will make sure all of your at-risk pipes are properly insulated so that you don’t have to deal with the headache that is freezing pipes!