High Priority Plumbing wants to remind the public that deep freezes can cause plumbing emergencies. While the recent cold winter weather made travel difficult, it also created havoc in households where freezing temperatures damaged pipes. High Priority Plumbing has been kept busy with plumbing emergencies across Georgia.
“We’ve responded to several calls due to frozen pipes,” said Paulette Simpson of High Priority Plumbing. “When water in pipes freezes, it expands and causes pipes to crack. If you turn on the faucet and only get a trickle of water, that could be a sign of a frozen pipe.”
Pipes that are most vulnerable are those that are not properly insulated and located in cold areas, such as pipes that run along an outside wall. Homes with basements that are not well insulated can also cause pipes to be more susceptible to freezing.
With more cold weather anticipated in months ahead, major problems with plumbing emergencies will continue. To help prevent emergencies, High Priority Plumbing suggests you have plenty of heat circulating around areas where you have pipes or keep the pipes well insulated. “The best thing you can do is protect your pipes,” said Simpson. “Also, make sure you have the contact information of an emergency plumbing company who provides 24/7 repairs.”