Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Boom…There Go the Pipes. Now We Really Have a Mess!

No one in the Seattle area wants to deal with the damages and expenses caused by burst pipes.  So, what causes these pipes to burst during the winter?  The basic answer is that the water coming into your house from the outside is colder than it was during the warmer months.  The cold water causes your pipes to contract and in weaker parts, can cause the pipe to burst.

Here are some tips in order to prevent disaster –

1.  On the coldest days keep your faucets dripping.
2.  Direct any warm air to colder areas of your home.
3.  Leave your cabinet doors open.
4.  Disconnect any hoses from outside spigots.
5.  Seal any leaks that allow cold air in.

Naturally, if you have any sign of burst (or about to burst) pipes in your Snohomish or Seattle area home call Shawn immediately.  Shawn Allen is our area’s plumbing professional and will minimize or even avoid the nightmare of burst pipes in your home.  Shawn is the Snohomish plumber you have trusted for decades.  Just call (425) 367-4744.  

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