As frozen pipes thaw from the record-setting cold snap this week, they’ll possibly burst if they’re full of water.
Rising temperatures are causing frozen pipes to thaw out and might cause problems for homeowners.
Frozen pipes cause a huge amount of damage each year, but unlike natural disasters, this disaster is largely preventable.
Plumbing companies said they saw their calls more than double on Wednesday because the quick change in weather made a spike in frozen pipes bursting.
After several days of below freezing temperatures in the Denver metro area and several nights below zero, the warmer weather is causing some issues with pipes.
Five different schools in Douglas County were closed Monday because of water problems caused by extremely cold temperatures.
Water loss damage from burst pipes is second in insurance claims only to hail damage in Colorado. There are ways to keep the pipes in your home from bursting.
When the weather warms up after a few days of subzero temperatures, that is when plumbers are the busiest. Those frozen pipes thaw and the breaks begin.
Frigid temperatures are taking their toll on homes in the metro area, both old and new. Plumbers are busy this week fixing busted pipes.
Firefighters in Denver rushed to the Aspen Arms apartments at 335 Sherman Wednesday afternoon. They said someone started a fire while trying to thaw frozen pipes with a propane torch.