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NORCROSS, GA, February 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Georgia winters are notorious for sudden weather changes. Weeks of mild weather can be quickly followed by an unexpected cold snap. If you aren't prepared, these sudden freezes can wreak havoc on your pipes and plumbing. The Kennesaw plumbers at Plumb Xpress encourage you to stay on top of weather reports this winter to prevent costly plumbing damage.
If outside temperatures drop to 20 degrees F or below, let the faucets in your home drip to mitigate the risk of pipes bursting. In southern climates, water pipes are more vulnerable to winter cold spells due to home construction differences. While houses in in the north are built with water pipes located inside of the building insulation, southern homes are more likely to have pipes in unprotected areas outside the building insulation.
Kennesaw plumbing experts explain that when water freezes in a pipe, it expands. Following a complete ice blockage in a pipe, subsequent expansion and freezing increases water pressure downstream. As pressure builds between the blockage and the faucet, it can lead to a nasty pipe break, resulting in serious damage as well as potentially expensive repairs and replacements.
"Ice forming in a pipe does not usually cause a break where the blockage occurs," says Donnie Herrin, Owner of Plumb Xpress. "Surprisingly enough, the break typically happens between the blockage and a closed faucet. That's why it's so important to allow your faucets to drip during hard freezes." The Kennesaw plumbing professionals at Plumb Xpress repair a multitude of pipe bursts each winter even though these calamities are typically preventable.
The Kennesaw plumbing experts at Plumb Xpress are well equipped to provide fast and accurate plumbing repairs, services, and maintenance. From routine drain cleaning to major sewer line repair, their knowledgeable technicians will be at your door within 90 minutes. They are almost always able to have the job completed the same day, with even major water and sewer line repairs finished in as little as 3 days.
To learn more about Kennesaw plumbing emergencies, please visit http://www.911yourplumber.com
About Plumb Xpress Plumbing and Drain:
The premier Atlanta plumbing company, Plumb Xpress Plumbing and Drain is located in Kennesaw, Ga., and serves all of the metro-Atlanta area. They offer both commercial and residential plumbing services, and they specialize in drain cleaning and sewer repairs. They use the latest technology to effectively troubleshoot any plumbing problem and make repairs quickly and correctly. Estimates are always free, and they even offer a free 15-minute service call.
For more information, visit http://www.911yourplumber.com
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