For Winnipeg residents, with the arrival of autumn and winter around the corner, it’s time to ready their plumbing for the onslaught of cold weather. The main worry is that one of your pipes can freeze. Caused by the water inside them freezing, this can result in burst or clogged pipes. There are several reasons for pipes to freeze: bad insulation, faulty heating, or sudden temperature drops. Local plumbers like Bison Plumbing & Heating LTD can help avert a lot of these problems.
Frozen Pipe Basics
A frozen pipe may not seem like something to trouble your plumber with, but frozen pipes can be devastating. This is because when water freezes, the ice that it becomes expands, thereby putting a lot of pressure on the structure of your pipe. Depending on how often this happens, your pipes can sometimes just burst, even if they’re made of metal.