Avoid Frozen Pipes: Get Reliable Plumbing Services

by | Dec 2, 2014 | Tahoe Plumbing and Heating Services

The temperatures in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe have officially taken a winter turn over the last three weeks. With temperatures in the valley in the low 30s and temperatures at the lake dipping below 20 degrees, the threat of frozen pipes is very real.

State Farm estimates that nearly a quarter-million homes each year experience the chaos that comes with frozen and ruptured pipes in the United States. While not everyone will experience them, dealing with frozen pipes is a very common problem.

Prevent the Chaos of Frozen Pipes with Reno Plumbing Services from InMotion

Dealing with a leaks, floods and the damage that comes from frozen pipes is a pain, but it’s not a matter that should be taken lightly. Consider some of the following factors associated with bursting pipes.

The Damage

When your pipes freeze, it’s only a matter of time before they crack or eventually burst. While you might not expect much damage from a small crack in piping, chew this thought over for a hot second: an 8-inch crack in a water pipe can leak more than 250 gallons of water … per day! That’s water that can leak into your foundation, flooring, ceiling, walls and more. So, it’s no joke when we say you need to avoid frozen pipes.

The Cost

As water seeps from your pipes to your walls to your floors and throughout the rest of your house, damage is happening everywhere. Therefore, the cost to repair your frozen pipes is so much more than just the piping itself. The average insurance claim from frozen pipes ranges is around $15,000, but costs incurred can range from $7,000-$75,000 or more.

The Time

As if the damage and costs associated with frozen pipes isn’t enough, don’t forget about the time it takes to repair the havoc wreaked from frozen pipes. Repairing water damage can take anywhere from weeks to several months in total, and nobody has time for that.

So, how do you avoid frozen pipes? The only way to take the most protection against them is to use a professional Reno plumbing service who can evaluate your home for certain risks. So, call InMotion Heating & Plumbing for your plumbing consultation today.