(KFVS) - The Missouri Insurance Information Service is offering tips to avoid frozen water pipes as winter weather sets in.
According to Brent Butler, government affairs director of the Missouri Insurance Information Service, Missourians should be reminded that broken frozen pipes causes significant damage each year for homeowners.
The organization says as water freezes, it expands. The resulting ice that forms in your home's water pipes can cause pressure to build up shattering pipe seals or the pipes themselves, which can send water pouring through your house.
The insurance industry offers the following tips to help protect water pipes from the cold: