Frozen Outside Water Spigot

A certain amount of calls come into the office each winter from Minneapolis regarding frozen water spigots. All exterior water access should have a shut off valve that is drained in the fall but that is not always the case. Sometimes in older houses there is no interior shut off and the water spigot sits in a space that is not insulated properly.

If the temperature dips down below zero that’s when the exterior pipeline that leads into the house can drop to below freezing temperatures too. When water freezes inside a pipe it expands and then the pipe bursts and causes a water and ice disaster. If you start seeing ice forming on the door hinges inside your house, you know it’s really cold outside and your pipes may be at risk.

If you have been worried about your pipes freezing it’s never too late to have an interior shutoff valve installed to prevent frozen pipes.

Don’t forget to keep our phone number handy if we can be of service for any plumbing needs you may have call The Plumbing Guys at 651-393-6464 or visit our website at

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