What’s Your Eddy IQ? Pipes are More Likely to Freeze Inside Your Home

Nadine Evans

Annnnnddd, we’re back! Our weekly “What’s Your Eddy IQ?” game took a holiday hiatus, but we’re now back and all set for an exciting year of challenging our social media fans about water.

This week, we asked: True or False game. This week’s question is all about frozen pipes in your home: True or False? Your pipes are more likely to freeze inside your home than before they enter your home.

A very timely question, given the colder than usual temperatures that have plagued much of Canada and the US since mid December. Frozen pipes are worry during the winter months every year – but when a cold snap hits and remains, the chances of pipes freezing is high.

Automatic water shutoff for frozen pipes The answer is…True! It’s a common misconception that pipes are more vulnerable before they enter your home. While this may be true in some places (particularly warmer climates), most homes receive their water pipes from underground – underneath the frost line. However, pipes inside your home can be very likely to freeze, something that many homeowners do not realize.

We addressed this topic in our most recent blog post, “Avoiding Frozen Pipes this Cold Season – Are You at Risk?” Take a look for tips on how to determine what pipes are most likely to freeze, and what you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing.

Thanks for playing along with us! Check back next week!

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