Frozen pipes are a common problem in winters as extreme cold turns water into ice which creates a substantial risk for frozen pipes. When water inside the pipes turns into ice, it expands and can cause a blockage. This, in turn, creates excessive pressure on the entire system leading to pipes bursting at vulnerable places. It does not matter if the pipes are made of plastic, copper or steel, even a tiny crack can cause up to 250 gallons of water to be lost in a single day.
Not only that, frozen pipes can lead to extreme property damage and high costs of repairs. If you notice a frozen pipe, shut off the main water supply into the building to reduce pressure on the pipes and minimize the chances of flooding if the pipes burst.
If the pipe is visible and exposed, take a hair dryer and try to melt the ice, do not use an open flame near any pipes. If you cannot see the pipe or it’s not within your reach, call our experts and us will resolve this issue within a few hours.
If you don’t have any frozen pipes, but you notice a slower water flow, it’s a good sign that your pipes are about to freeze. You should call a plumber immediately to tackle this issue before any damage occurs.
We use professional equipment to thaw pipes and provide complete basement plumbing services including water leakage, frozen pipes repair and laundry maintenance. Our team can also remove all the water from your house if a pipe has already burst and dry your home professionally.
- Make sure all the pipes in your home are insulated especially on the outside walls, garages and in congested spaces. Allow the heat from the room to circulate around the pipes by opening cabinet doors under the sink or in storage areas.
- Make sure the pipes are covered with heat tapes which are exposed to prone to freezing.
- Keep regulating the temperature from time to time by turning the heating on during extreme cold to prevent pipes from freezing.