If This is a Frozen Pipes Ottawa Emergency, Turn Off Your Main Water Valve ASAP
Anyone that has had to deal with frozen pipes in Ottawa before is well aware of the inconvenience of waking up and not being able to flush your toilet or take a shower.
But what is really scary is the potential damage that frozen pipes can cause.
When your pipes freeze, the water inside the piping will begin to expand, and your copper or pex piping won’t hold up to it.
The image you see is of a pipe expanding due to water freezing inside of it in the image above you can see the pipe has frozen to the point that it expanded and split the pipe.