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It becomes a real inconvenience when you live in a cold climate and your pipes freeze. it can be a real hassle to deal with both frozen pipes or leaking pipes. But more than anything else, these conditions can cause major property damage. 

Obviously, leaky or frozen pipes are going to hamper your water flow. Your home just won't have water running properly through the pipes when they leak or when they freeze. It's worse for landlords, because they will definitely have to deal with their tenants' calling them about not being able to take a shower or wash the dishes. This is understandable because isn't it the responsibility of the landlord to ensure that their tenants have properly flowing water? 

Before anything else, it is important to know what to watch for when it comes to monitoring your pipes. First of all, if you see on the weather report that freezing temperatures are on schedule for the week, you will want to monitor your pipes. Remember, it is freezing temperatures that cause pipes to freeze. When the thermostat drops lower than thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit, it is time to take the precautionary measures towards frozen-pipe prevention. 

Check to see if the water is running normally. If it is trickling or not enough is coming out then these are symptoms of frozen pipes. Odd smells coming from the drain or faucets may indicate an ice blockage. If you see frost on the indoor pipes such as beneath the sink, you can be sure that the interior has the corresponding lower temperatures. 

Basement and attic pipes are more likely to freeze compared to any other type. The reason is that the heat in your home may not reach these particular areas if not a lot of time is spent by the family in them. 

What most people don't realize is that most frozen pipes have the potential of bursting. These cause leaks. Once a frozen pipe remains frozen for too long without thawing out, the created pressure between the blockage and the faucet could increase to an extent that the pipe explodes. 

If this occurs outdoors when the temperatures are below zero, this could result in extremely dangerous and slippery walkways. In states with mostly temperate climates, installed pipes may even be more likely to freeze when the temperatures do drop. The reason is because the pipes may not be installed with enough insulation to protect them from sudden drops. 

 

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