Winter’s Effects on Pipes

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While winter pipe preparation in Atlanta, Georgia isn’t as extensive as it is in Northern climates, that doesn’t mean you can ignore the colder weather. All it takes is one cold day to do a great deal of damage. As such, knowing the effect winter has on your pipes helps ensure that you’re prepared and don’t spend the following spring engaged in an extensive pipe rehabilitation in Atlanta, GA.

Cut-Off Water Supply

When the temps drop below freezing, the water inside improperly insulated pipes freezes. If this happens in the main line, your home won’t be able to use water until the pipes finally thaw. Not only is this inconvenient, not being able to access water is dangerous and could cost you your entire home if there is a fire.


If your pipes aren’t properly insulated when the temp drops below freezing, the water will freeze and start to expand. The expansion puts a great deal of pressure on the pipe and could create a leak.


When you’re preparing for winter, you want to look for corrosion. Any spots that are already weakened, and are far more likely to spring a leak if the pipe freezes. The sooner you arrange to replace the corroded pipe with CIPP pipe lining, the less stressful winter will be.

Damaged Pipes

If the worst does happen and one of our water lines breaks, you should seriously consider trenchless pipe lining. The trenchless pipes are more durable, eco-friendly, and winter resistant than traditional water lines. Once you’ve gone trenchless, you’ll worry less about winter’s effect on your pipes.

Worried that your pipes were damaged this winter? Contact us and learn how our storm drain rehabilitation and underground utility construction resolves all of your water woes.


When you need top-quality pipe inspection and repair services in the greater Atlanta area and Charlotte, North Carolina, don’t think twice about getting in touch with us here at Federal EC. Our pipe specialists would be more than happy to assist you with all of your project requirements. Contact our team today by calling us or filling out the online form. Federal EC serves Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. We look forward to working with you.

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