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Pipes Need Proper Maintenance for Winter

Our plumbers can insulate your pipes so they never burst due to expansion.

Frozen Pipes

When the winter comes, pipes may explode due to the expansion of the liquid inside them. This is incredibly risky and causes all sort of problems if the pipes have not been properly insulated. 24/7 Plumbing CO., LP offers preventative services to keep your pipes from freezing in the winter. We’ve also offered homeowners both pipe repair and thawing services.

When the worst happens, we can unfreeze pipes and check them for any damage. Depending on where the plumbing is located, care will need to be taken in thawing frozen pipes. The unfreezing process can actually cause more harm as water pressure is restored. If the pipes have split from the expansion of ice, our technicians can also repair or re-pipe these sections.

When you choose 24/7 Plumbing CO., LP for frozen pipe repair, you’ll also receive our best services and features, including:

  • Plumbing Supplies
  • Skilled Team
  • Industry Leader
  • Flexible Scheduling

Causes of Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can be a significant issue during cold weather, potentially leading to water damage, burst pipes, and costly repairs. Understanding the causes of frozen pipes can help you to prevent this problem:

Low Temperatures

The primary cause of frozen pipes is exposure to low temperatures. When the temperature drops below freezing (32°F or 0°C), water inside pipes can freeze, leading to a blockage. This often occurs in unheated or poorly insulated areas of a home, such as basements, attics, crawl spaces, and exterior walls.

Exterior Openings

Gaps or openings in a building’s exterior can allow frigid air to infiltrate and affect pipes inside. Cracks, holes, or spaces around pipes where they enter or exit a building can expose them to colder temperatures, increasing the risk of freezing.

Neglected Maintenance

Failure to perform routine maintenance, such as draining outdoor hoses and shutting off exterior water sources in winter, can lead to frozen pipes. Water left in hoses or outdoor faucets can freeze, causing backpressure that reaches indoor plumbing.

Aging Pipes

Older pipes may be more susceptible to freezing due to deterioration and corrosion, which can reduce their insulation and structural integrity. Inspecting and replacing aging pipes can prevent freezing issues.

How to Deal with Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can be an emergency situation which requires you to seek professional help. There are some steps you must follow before the plumber arrives.

Turn Off the Water Supply

Begin by locating your home’s main water shut-off valve and turning it off. This step is really important to prevent water from causing further damage once the frozen pipe thaws and possibly bursts.

Inform the Plumber

Provide the plumber with as much information as possible, such as the location of the frozen pipes, any visible signs of damage, and any actions you’ve taken to thaw or address the issue.

Do Not Attempt DIY Fixes

While waiting for the plumber to arrive, refrain from attempting any DIY thawing methods or using open flames (like propane torches) to thaw pipes. These methods can be dangerous and may cause more harm than good.

Receive Professional Guidance

Finally, ask our expert plumber for advice on how to prevent future frozen pipe incidents. They may recommend additional insulation, proper heating, or other precautions to safeguard your plumbing system during cold weather.

Ask Our Plumbers About Your Frozen Pipes!

Whether you are preparing for a hard winter or need help thawing out frozen pipes, our licensed and certified plumbers can help. Give us a phone call (281) 391-2001 to discuss your options for winterization or schedule an appointment. If you would like to request a price estimate for our services, please fill out our online form right away!

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