Frozen Pipes Can Still Be a Problem in the Spring

Even though freezing temperatures are almost a thing of the past, you will tend to still get burst pipes. Hoses left on the hose bib during the winter months can result in water damage from frozen pipes.When the water is shut off, water located inside the pipe is to drain out.  A common misconception that since it is frost free, there is no danger to the pipe freezing.  The hose must be removed to let water escape before the onset of freezing temperatures.  As long as the hose is attached, water will remain inside the pipe and can potentially freeze and break in as little as two hours.What happens in the Spring?  Nicer weather starts to come around.  People start to get outside to wash the car, water the lawn, etc.  They do not know that they are also filling their house or basement up with water as their pipe froze during the winter months.  The valve is now open with a hole in the pipe.Check the hose bib on the inside of the house to see if there are any signs or indications of a broken pipe.  You can also use this tip in the fall before winter weather strikes again.  Get the word out!!