How Can You Prevent Frozen Pipes?
When water freezes it expands. If it expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage results. Frozen pipes are one of the biggest risks of property damage when the temperature drops. If a pipe does burst it can cause thousands in water damage—easily $5,000 or more, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. The good news is there are some simple things you can do to keep your water running and your house dry.