Check Those Outdoor Faucets

December 6, 2007 at 5:10pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Late yesterday afternoon I stepped outside to take out the trash. On my way back in, I noticed something troubling. There was a large icicle hanging from the faucet near the front door. Crap.

I went over to inspect it, and sure enough, it didn’t look good. I’ve never seen an exploded water pipe and I really don’t care to. The Missus called up Biggerstaffs and got an appointment for this morning between 9 and 11. Around 9:20 the truck pulled up. It took the guy some time, but he eventually got it fixed. Hopefully our basement ceiling is safe now. Knock on wood.

So consider this a friendly reminder: go check your outdoor pipes to make sure they aren’t leaking.

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beerorkid December 6, 2007 at 7:20pm

happened to me last year, but I just tightened the knob and thought everything would be fine. 

I was wrong.  I just capped off the pipe a few weeks ago after I saw the damage it had done.

Definitely check.

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