What’s Your Eddy IQ? Frozen Pipes in Warmer vs. Colder Climates

Nadine Evans

Our What’s Your Eddy IQ social media game has concluded this week, and we’d like to thank all who played. This week’s question stumped a bunch of folks, as it’s a common misconception.

We asked: “True or False? A home’s pipes are more likely to freeze in warmer climates than colder climates,” and nearly all folks who played answered ‘False.’ The answer is, believe it or not – TRUE!

We wrote about this a few week’s back in our blog piece, ‘Avoiding Frozen Pipes this Cold Season – Are You at Risk?‘ which discusses some of the common misconceptions about frozen pipes. One of the major ones is that pipes are more likely to freeze in warmer climates than cold. While this seems counterintuitive, it’s actually due to the fact that colder climate homeowners, plumbers, inspectors, and builders understand the risk and take precautions. Warmer climates usually do not have the same need, so pipes may not be insulated properly. As a result, when a cold snap hits a warmer climate, such as the recent temperatures hitting South Carolina and Florida in early January, many homeowners experienced freezing pipes.

Thanks again to all who played, and tune back on our Facebook page next week to play again!

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