Frozen water pipes can cause extreme damage in your home and plumbing system if not stopped quickly and properly.
During the winter season, one of the most common household problems that you will likely experience is having your pipes frozen. Frozen water pipes can cause extreme damage in your home and plumbing system if not addressed and resolved quickly and properly. The frozen water in your pipes will expand and begin to crack. Such cracks can trigger the bursting of frozen pipes, thereby causing tremendous damage to your house.
The pipes that tend to freeze most frequently include:
- Outdoor hose bibs
- Swimming pool supply lines
- Water sprinkler lines
- Water supply lines in unheated areas or improperly insulated walls or attics
As experienced professionals, we can tell you that prevention is the best defense against frozen pipes. Thanks to modern plumbing, there are several ways to prevent plumbing frozen pipes:
- Always drain your swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines.
- Remove, drain and store hoses that are used outside.
- Check around the area of the house for any signs of frozen pipes before they can burst.
- Hot and cold pipes should be insulated because hot water supply can also cause a frozen pipe burst.
If you notice that there is no water flowing through a pipe, be sure to call a plumber immediately. Our professional staff has special thawing machines to quickly thaw your frozen pipes and prevent bursting. Again, do not hesitate to call, as waiting could cause your pipe to burst and damage your home.
For increased protection, we can give you recommendations for relocating and/or properly insulating water lines to prevent them from freezing.