Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. The American Red Cross provides information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze.

Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the "strength" of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. . Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.


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Thousands of customers from the Greater Merrimack Valley and Newburyport MA to Hampton NH and the entire New Hampshire seacoast trust the superior level of service that Simmons Plumbing provides to ensure the comfort and safety of you and your family. We're Going Green and our Commitment to Conservation page will help to save your family money. We also have discounts available to Senior Citizens.

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