Winter has left and spring thaw has came in; however, the effects of the cold lingered longer in East Tennessee, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Unfortunately, for a residential Knoxville plumbing system, this could mean frozen pipes that might later on burst.
Winter Worries—Frozen and Burst Pipes
The extremes of the seasons can really take a toll on home fixtures. Plumbing is one of the primary concerns in this regard. Water inside the pipes freeze, forming an ice blockage that increases the risk of water damage. There’s a good chance that this will lead to a break, not because the ice is expanding against the wall of the pipe, but because the cycle of freezing and expansion continues and the water pressure between a closed faucet and the ice blockage builds up.