Bursting Pipes Emergency
When water freezes it dilates, that's why when you put a can of soda in the freezer for a long time it explodes. When water freezes in a pipe it expands the same way. If it expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and there can be some serious damage.
So when is it cold enough to freeze bro?
So if you're a homeowner, when should you be aware of pipes freezing and bursting out? WELL, to be honest with you it all depends on your LOCO (location) but the general "temperature threshold alert" is about 20 degrees F. HOWEVER, freezing incidents can happen remains above 20 degrees F. Pipes exposed to cold air (especially flowing air, on a windy day) because of cracks in an outside wall or lack of insulation are defenseless to freezing at temperatures above the threshold.
The regional difference in homes
Most homes in the northern states are built with water pipes located inside of the building, which protects the pipes from freezing weather. But this does not mean that the pipes cannot freeze from extremely cold temperatures especially if there are holes in the house and it allows air flow to come in contact with the pipes.
In the southern states homes are more vulnerable to the cold temperatures, pipes are more likely to be placed in unprotected areas. Homeowners are less likely to be aware of this freezing problem which can once or twice a year.
Holes in outside wall where telephone, cable, and television enter can bring up access for cold air to come in contact with the pipes. Depending of the size of the pipes and their anatomy (Copper or PVC) have some significance on how the ice forms, but they're all small factors in pipe bursting compared to insulation, the absence of heat and exposure to subfreezing air.
there's a 95% chance you live in the scv area
So if your'e reading this page there is a good chance you live in Santa Clarita and you want to get some info on pipes bursting. Now if you have this problem make sure to call the best plumbers in Santa Clarita, we'll make sure that this problem is fixed for you 100%.