How can the frozen pipes be repaired?
Frozen pipes are a common problem in winters as extreme cold turns water into ice which creates a huge risk of 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 whether the pipes are made of steel, plastic or copper just a small crack can cause up to 240 gallons of water to be lost in one day.
Not only that, frozen pipes can lead to extreme damage to your property and higher cost of repairs. If you notice a frozen pipe, shut the main water supply into the building to minimise pressure on the pipes and reduce the chances of flooding in case the pipe bursts.
If the pipe is visible and exposed, take a small dryer and try to melt the ice, make sure you don’t use any flame near the 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 slow rate of water flow, it’s a good sign that your pipes are about to freeze. You will need to call for a plumber to tackle this issue before your property starts to damage.
We use professional equipment to thaw pipes and provide every kind of basement plumbing service including water leakage, frozen pipes repair and laundry maintenance. Our team is capable of removing all the water from your house if a pipe has already burst and use special equipment to dry your furnishings and home.
- 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.