How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing and Bursting – Quick Easy Tip

By
Real Estate Agent with Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth

 

Wintry weather in Dallas and the surrounding area started on Tuesday and will continue until next week.

 

If you are a homeowner, one of the biggest concerns during freezing temperatures is protecting your pipes.  When water freezes it expands and that can put pressure on the pipes. 

 

Pipes that are exposed to the extreme cold, such as pipes in a non-heated area in your home and pipes that align an outside wall with little or no insulation are likely to freeze and burst.

 

To prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting, allow your faucet(s) to drip cold water to relieve some of the pressure.

 

You may have to figure out which faucet(s) you need to drip but the time spend locating the appropriate pipes is well worth it compared to the cost of repairing a bursting pipe and cleaning up after a water damage.

 

Comments (7)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Opening up a faucet furthest away from the water source will help as all the water in the pipes will be forced to move

Feb 11, 2021 05:06 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Feb 12, 2021 03:17 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

These are great tips for those in cold-weather states.  I sure am glad that I have never had to worry about such things.

Feb 12, 2021 04:59 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thanks Brian England for your comment and for dropping by.  Typically we don't have to worry about this, either.  This year is an exception plus the rolling black out plus the boil water order for certain cities in the area such Fort Worth, Keller, Haslet, Roanoke, Saginaw, Trophy Club, Southlake and more.

Feb 16, 2021 10:17 AM
Brian England

My Aunt lives in Keller!

Feb 16, 2021 12:30 PM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thanks Ed Silva for your comment and for dropping by.

Feb 16, 2021 10:18 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thank you Richard Weeks for your comment and for dropping by.  Stay warm!

Feb 16, 2021 10:18 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I am here in Granbury and this was a huge problem for us. What a crazy event. Hope you fared well.

Feb 26, 2021 08:34 AM

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