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Hidden water damage potential in Advance NC

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hidden water damage potential in Advance NC Hose Bib, Hillsdale Baptist Church, Advance NC

Do you know what a hose bib is and what it is designed to do.  A hose bib is most often used as an outdoor spigot.  The shut of valve in a hose bib is designed to be inside the wall cavity away from the mouth of the spigot to prevent your outdoor spigot from freezing.  Many homeowners in Advance NC forget about their outdoor spigots as it moves towards winter time and they fail to remove their garden house.  What happens with the garden hose attached when the temps begin to fall in to the teens and single digits?  As we all know when water freezes it expands.  The water in your hose freezes an pushes back into the hose bib and can cause this section of pipe to freeze and burst that its in front of the cutoff valve.  So now the homeowner has a burst pipe that they are not even aware of.  The hole in the pipe will not become evident until they turn on their spigot in the spring time and water begins to flow from the hole into the wall cavity.  The moral of this story is to always disconnect your garden hoses from your outdoor spigots before the temperature drops.  This will prevent this from happening to you!   

If you find yourself this spring with water pouring out of your wall behind your outdoor spigot then call SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties 336 677 1415

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