Water expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the “strength” of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Leaving you with a big mess and a higher water bill if you cant get the water to stop flowing in a timely manner. If you havent had your pipes winterized already, now is the time to do so. Check back soon for tips to prevent your pipes from freezing and what to do if they have already frozen.