It’s just physics: when water freezes, it expands, taking up more space than it did as a liquid. However, this is problematic when the water is in an enclosed space, such as your home’s indoor plumbing and pipes. Here, freezing water that expands puts pressure on the pipe, raising the risk of the pipe “bursting” and releasing ice and water into your living spaces.
Winters in Buffalo and Western New York can be some of the coldest in the continental U.S., with nighttime temperatures regularly falling below freezing. If your pipes aren’t prepared for the chill, there’s a risk that they could freeze and burst, causing significant damage. In this city, this is a regular occurrence.
Since 1921, Reimer has helped homeowners not only prevent their pipes from freezing with insulation and furnace repair, but we also help thaw and repair pipes that have frozen or burst. We offer 24/7 emergency service—call us or use our form to contact us if you need our help.