Contrary to belief, the pipe freezes and bursts 1st, then the water starts to flow once the ice thaws. For a burst to happen, the water supercools a couple of degrees lower than freezing in the pipe causing ice to form.
Five Star Drains & Plumbing want to educate the public on what they can do to help prevent the possibility of frozen and burst piping and what to do, if freezing and pipe bursts ever occur.
The damages caused by frozen water pipes can be catastrophic. Just one burst pipe in a home running at 4-8 gallons a minute can do tens of thousands of dollars of damage in a manner matter of minutes, let alone the following mold mitigation problem.
The first sign of a “frozen” pipe is reduced or no flow at a plumbing fixture.