In northern climates where snow and ice are prevalent, homes are designed differently and pipes are placed away from areas that are vunerable to freezing. However, many central Texas homes are designed with their pipes exposed to the elements, and freezing temperatures can cause these pipes to burst.
When water freezes, it expands and puts strong pressure on its container. When temperatures get down to freezing, leaving your faucets on a low drip can reduce this pressure, so that even if the water in your pipes freezes, it will not burst the pipes and cause water damage.
If burst pipes have caused water damage in your home or commercial property, the Austin water damage restoration professionals at WOW Total Cleaning can help. Contact us at 512-291-0048.