How Frozen Pipes Burst

Everyone has heard that if their pipes freeze they can burst, but you may not know what actually causes them to burst. Here’s how it happens: Simply put, as the water inside of the pipes gets close to freezing, it begins to expand and take on a hexagonal form. This creates pressure inside of the… Continue reading How Frozen Pipes Burst

The Dangers of Frozen Hose Bibs

Hose bibs are handy in the summer months, but during winter, if not taken care of properly, can become a nuisance. Temperatures are rapidly dropping in the Treasure Valley, and homeowners need to disconnect their hoses from hose bibs before everything freezes over. The hose bib valve is usually recessed inside the wall, with the… Continue reading The Dangers of Frozen Hose Bibs