Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Freezing Water Lines

This pretty home in Newberg Oregon that we purchased about 1 1/2 years ago had water lines freeze and burst yesterday. The garage and wall between the house and garage is where it happened. Several of the other homes built at the same time (same builder) had this happen yesterday, including the house to the left in this photo. This is the first time that this extreme cold has hit the area since 1999 construction. We get these bad freezes about every 15 to 20 years.

They had to call the Fire Dept to come shut off the water, everything is so frozen. Ugh, professionals are on the way. My guess is that the damage is to the garage and adjacent areas and floors/walls. Oh, the joys of home ownership.

And, BTW, back here on the farm on High Prairie (150 miles south) we had a little freeze up at the well head yesterday, we quickly dealt with the problem with no damage. That said, the roads have been treacherous for 5 days, and I have barely left the house. It took hubby 2 hours to go a distance that usually takes 1 hour, today. He is headed to the Newberg house, to help.

The good news is that there is a general warming weather pattern now, in a few days it will be over this time.

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