Winter Storm Before and After
This Louisville, Kentucky home suffered a severe water damage after a busted water pipe due to it being frozen during this winter storm. Our crews had to demo most of the ceilings, walls and floors in this home due to the significant damage.
This article below has lots of good information regarding issues with frozen pipes.
Why Are Frozen Pipes Dangerous?
Frozen pipes are a problem for a couple of reasons.They can create an inconvenience but, more seriously, can cause major damage to your property.
- Lack of Running Water– The most obvious danger of a frozen pipe is the inability to access running water. This can interfere with your tenant’s ability to do everyday tasks such as washing the dishes or taking a shower. It is a landlord’s responsibility to make sure his or her tenants have running water.
- Potential to Burst- The second problem that can occur when a pipe freezes is that the pipe actually bursts. Once the actual water in the pipe freezes, pressure is created between the closed faucet and the blockage that can build up to a point that causes the pipe to explode.