It’s a nightmare scenario that has happened to many people this winter: they go to turn on their water faucet, and nothing happens. The arctic cold temperatures that have plagued much of the country this winter have caused many people to face their first experience with frozen pipes.
This is of course a potentially big problem, as frozen pipes can burst, causing damage that is costly and time-consuming to repair.
Most people don’t give much thought to their pipes (and the insulation around them) until something bad happens. That’s when the property owner may discover the hard way that the pipes weren’t protected by adequate insulation.
Ensuring that pipes are properly protected by sufficient insulation (especially for pipes that run along exterior walls) is one of the best ways to provide protection from the cold and greatly decrease the risk of frozen pipes.
Spray foam is a great choice for this purpose because it can squeeze into the small spaces that surround pipes and prevent any cold air drafts from entering the space. It also provides excellent insulating properties, so it can keep the area at a good temperature even during the harshest cold snaps.
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