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