Rockland Water Damage | Why Pipes Freeze

Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. AMH Restoration is providing information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze.

Rockland Water Damage experts, AMH Restoration, want to share this article with you courtesy of the The American Red Cross.

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the "strength" of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold like water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing.

AMH Restoration are Rockland Water Damage cleanup, Mold Remediation, and Fire Damage Restoration Experts. We are locally based, professional, insured, owner operated. AMH Restoration is available to assist customers throughout the Hudson Valley 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We work with all insurance companies (so you don't have to worry about our invoice). We are a proud member of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). In the event of any water, fire or mold damage call AMH Immediately - 845-268-5660.