Water Expands Nine Percent When Frozen
Burst pipes can occur any time of year, but your home is more vulnerable during the winter months when freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Did you know that a gallon of water expands by nine percent when frozen? Imagine what happens to pipes when temperatures drop below freezing for a sustained period of time. Paying attention to weather forecasts during the winter is especially important so you can take preventative steps to avoid burst pipes.