CLEANUP! Red Carpet!

golden-globes-2014-pipe-burst-floodPipes are seriously exploding everywhere in the United States. Not even Gucci gowns and beautiful weather could keep the red carpet dry. It was a sunny day in Los Angeles for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, and less than 2 hours before the guests of honor arrived, a pipe burst, pouring 5,000 gallons of water into the area where many reporters were posted with their equipment.
While most relate bursting pipes with freezing cold weather, this incident was reportedly triggered when a large video production light was set too close to a heat sensor, which then tripped the sprinkler system. Could happen anywhere. And does.
Water contains a unique property that causes it to expand as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on its container, including plastic or metal pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to explode, in the same way that a can of soda – accidentally left in the freezer – will also explode.
Surprisingly, ice forming in a pipe does not classically cause the break where the ice blockage takes place. If the water inside the pipe expands enough, the pipe will burst, water escapes and serious damage is the result. When this damage happens to your home, call the experts at Paul Davis to take care of you and your property.
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