video watch time: 1 min 11 secs – transcribed below…
Here’s the Situation…
Joann from Dallas, GA contacted us with basically an icicle coming from a pipe under the crawl space of the house. When we got out there we realized that the crawl space wasn’t sealed off very well and very susceptible to the outside temperatures. And what had happen was the pipe had froze & burst and created a big old icicle coming out of the pipe.
To prevent pipes from freezing we recommend insulating your pipes
We were able to obviously fix the piping, and we were able to suggest pipe insulation. We actually insulated the exterior wall of pipe – wrapped the pipe itself with an insulating product.
Always insulate pipes in areas that are not climate controlled
Always insulate piping that are in colder spaces – attics, basements, anywhere that is not climate controlled is susceptible to freezing.
Also, winterize outdoor buildings and kitchens
Exterior piping, if you’ve got a stand pipe in the yard or warehouse shop (or something like that) that has exterior piping, then it is vulnerable to freezing.
Exterior kitchens is another big one susceptible to pipes freezing. If they have outdoor plumbing then, you want to make sure that stuff gets winterized or insulated in a manner that’s going to prevent it from freezing.
Trinity Plumbing – Emergency Service & Support
Fingers crossed we have a mild winter here in Georgia. But if temperatures drop below freezing and winter is hard on your pipes, don’t be overwhelmed. We offer 24/7 emergency service and support.
For more information on protecting your pipes in winter, please read our blog post 9 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing in Winter (plus 8 frequently asked questions about frozen pipes).
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