Friday, August 26, 2011

Frozen pipes are fun to have (not)

So when we bought our house, it had been sitting empty for about 15 months. It was winterized, meaning the gas wasn't on and there (supposedly) wasn't any water in the pipes.

Well, the day that we closed, we went over to the house and turned on the heat. We let it warm up for a little bit, and then took Jason's parents over to see it. And that's where we got our big "Welcome to homeownership!": frozen pipes.

When we went into the family room, we discovered water pouring out of a bubble in the ceiling in the middle of the room. Can you imagine our horror??? We popped the bubble and squeezed as much water as we could into a trashcan and then called a plumber.

The plumber came out, but by then the water had stopped. He fiddled around for a while, but finally came to the conclusion that when the house had been winterized, a tiny amount of water remained in the pipes in the family room ceiling. That water froze and then thawed rapidly when we began heating the house. He said he couldn't do anything without opening up the ceiling to look at it, so he suggested that we just call him if it started leaking again.

And 2 1/2 years later, it still hasn't happened again. Weird?!

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