Frozen pipes can cause a lot of problems for a home or building owner. In fact, the average insurance claim for damage as a result of frozen pipes is $15,000! Here are some quick and easy ways to quickly identify the signs of frozen pipes and what to do about them.
Signs of Frozen Pipes
Freezing temperatures can affect plumbing systems in numerous ways. Identifying the signs of frozen pipes quickly can save you a lot of time and money.
Sign #1 - Check outside temperatures. Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit (or 0 degrees Celsius). If the temperature outside has not dipped below these points, it is unlikely that you are experiencing frozen pipes.
Sign #2 - Slow or no water pressure. If you try turning on a faucet and have little or no water pressure, there is a good chance that your pipes may be frozen. Try a few different faucets around your house to try and isolate where the frozen pipes may be located. If you aren’t getting any water at all, you might have a blockage in a mainline bringing water into your house or building.