The average fifth grader could probably tell you that unlike most substances, water expands instead of contracts when it freezes. This has many handy implications. For example, lakes that would otherwise freeze over are covered by a layer of ice that insulates the rest of the water and allows it to stay unfrozen and support various life forms. Nifty, huh? The not-so-handy implications of this life-saving fact are that the pipes inside your home carrying sewage or drainage may burst as a result of the pressure of the expanding water when it gets cold outside. In addition, rusty pipes, hard water, and errors in installation can all lead to bursting pipes, even when it is warm and sunny outside! We at Fairfield County Plumbers know how much bursting pipes can truly rain on your parade when you least expect it.
Natives of Fairfield County can be smarter than fifth graders by taking simple precautions to prevent bursting pipes. What are they?
Sometimes even the homes with the best preparations fall victim to burst pipes. If this happens to you, be sure to call Fairfield County Plumbers. Our team of emergency plumbers is always ready to help. We offer 24 hour emergency services, 7 days a week. Last we checked, your pipes don’t care what time it is; in fact, sometimes we have the sinking suspicion that they burst at times most inconvenient for you! A burst pipe could indicate at best a terrible mess, and at worst structural damage if not taken care of immediately. The last thing you need is another stress. Our team is certified, professional, educated, and experienced. Let us do what we do best!