What is an Ice Dam?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas. Effects of ice dams If the […]
What to Do When a Pipe Bursts
January 20, 2020 Why does a pipe burst? Water pipes burst because the water inside them expands as the temperature gets close to freezing, and this causes an increase in pressure inside the pipe. When the pressure gets too high for the pipe to contain, it ruptures. When you know a pipe has burst, here are the steps you need […]
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Pipe Bursts
The risk of frozen pipes and pipe bursts continues to grow as the temperature drops, and these two occurrences can cause significant property damage. There are, fortunately, ways to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. Water freezes when heat in the water is transferred to subfreezing air. After the water freezes, it expands and causes […]