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As cold weather approaches, Vermonters risk water damage from frozen pipes

Vermont dodged the potential water damage and destruction of Hurricane Sandy, but even a typical Vermont winter can pose problems to the homeowner. Frozen water is the culprit behind one of the most frequent property damage complaints we hear in Vermont in winter: frozen water pipes. Anyone who has ever tried to chill a can […]

CPR for Vermont’s frozen pipes

Many of us in Vermont think of water damage as a warm weather problem (think spring floods and Hurricane Irene), but residential water damage during freezing winter weather is more common than you might imagine. When water freezes, its volume increases by approximately eleven percent (11%), and this expansion exerts a huge amount of force. […]