“Increased heating bills won’t be the only problem homeowners could potentially face when the weather gets this bad. Freezing temperatures can easily result in pipes bursting, causing substantial water damage to St Louis homes.
Pipes tend to burst in frigid temperatures because water expands as it freezes. The frozen water within the pipes will continue to expand as long as the freezing temperatures keep up. Eventually, the water grows too large for the pipe to contain, resulting in a burst pipe. Exposed exterior pipes are at the highest risk of bursting due to wind chill.”