CLEANUP! Red Carpet!

golden-globes-2014-pipe-burst-floodPipes are seriously exploding everywhere in the country. Not even Prada gowns and perfect 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, driving 5,000 gallons of water onto the carpet where several reporters were set up with their equipment.
While most correlate busted pipes with icy cold temperatures, the incident was reportedly generated when a large video production light was located too close to a heat sensor, which then tripped the sprinkler system. Could happen anywhere. And does.
Water holds a unique component that makes it expand as it freezes. This growth puts tremendous pressure on its container, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter how sturdy the material of the 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.
Surprising to some, ice forming in a pipe does not traditionally cause a break where the ice blockage forms. Wen the water in the pipe expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage is the result. When this damage happens to your property, call the experts at Paul Davis to take care of you.
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