Many people don’t realize that it can get really cold in Texas. The coldest temperature recorded in Dallas is -8 degrees Fahrenheit! In the North Texas area where we work, the temperatures can go from warm to freezing very quickly and stay that way for some time. As you can imagine, this poses a real risk to your plumbing.
Other parts of the country that are known for frigid Winters are better prepared to deal with these colder temperatures. Because Texas is so hot for much of the year, many people who are new to Texas don’t protect their plumbing and are caught unaware when it does get really cold.
One really common issue we deal with in our service area every year is outside hose faucets that are damaged by freezing temperatures. We call these Freeze Breaks. If you live in a North DFW city like Frisco or McKinney, read on! You’ll learn how these outdoor hose faucets work and how to prevent them from freezing in the Winter…. [Read More]