Frozen pipes occur when water freezes during the winter and an unprotected pipe expands.
A frozen pipe is always an inconvenience, causing your water to stop running, but that could be the least of your problems. Frozen pipes are prone to burst. The smallest of cracks could lead to huge problems. A burst pipe contains thousands of gallons of water which could damage furniture, floors and appliances.
In case your pipes do burst, it is important to know where the water shutoff is located in your home or place of business
By taking the proper precautions, frozen pipes may never be an issue that you have to face.
Frozen Pipe Prevention
Turn your faucet on allowing it to drip
Leave your cabinet doors open allowing the pipes to have access to warm air
Do not turn the thermostat down too low even when away from your home
Insulate your pipes with pipe insulation or pipe wrap
Detach your outside water hoses during cold months