CLEANUP! Red Carpet!

golden-globes-2014-pipe-burst-floodPipes are literally bursting 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 Globes, and just less than 2 hours before the guests of honor arrived, a pipe burst, pouring 5,000 gallons of water into the area where many journalists were posted with their cameras.
While a majority of people relate busted pipes with cold weather, this incident was reportedly generated when a large light used for video production was set too close to a heat sensor, which then tripped the sprinkler system. Could happen anywhere. And does.
Water holds a unique component that causes it to expand as it freezes. This growth puts extreme pressure on its container, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter how strong the material of the container, expanding water can cause pipes to break, 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 typically cause a break where the ice blockage occurs. If the water inside the pipe expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage is the result. If this damage happens to your property, call the team at Paul Davis to handle it for you.
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