“You’ll never believe what I’m dealing with at home — our pipes froze and burst.”
Ever heard this over break room coffee in the office? Ever said this to your coworkers?
With an average low temperature of just below freezing, most Charlotte residents wouldn’t consider the potential of freezing pipes cause for great concern. But frozen pipes absolutely can impact homeowners in the southern region.
Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to prevent painful office small talk of frozen pipes in your break room this winter.
How and why your pipes freeze — even in the South
According to insurance claims, an average of 250,000 families suffer from frozen or burst pipes each winter, including homeowners in southern states.
But why exactly do pipes freeze, even in a region that rarely drops below freezing? There are a few potential culprits:
How to prevent frozen pipes in your home
How to know if your pipes have frozen, and what to do
Again, if you don’t already know the condition of the pipes in your home, we recommend having a plumber come out to inspect. This could end up saving you thousands of dollars in damage.
Let Charlotte Mechanical help you prevent a whole lotta homeowner headaches, and cringeworthy water cooler conversations. Give us a call today!
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