Frozen Pipe Repairs and Preventative Maintenance

Just like you wear warm coats and gloves to protect yourself from the cold, you need to take extra care of your pipes in the winter. If your pipes freeze, you could experience severe water damage.

If your business has frozen pipes, Mr. Rooter® Plumbing can help. We offer frozen pipe repairs and preventative maintenance to help you recover from damage or avoid it altogether.

Having trouble with frozen pipes at your business? Get the professional help you need by calling Mr. Rooter® Plumbing.

The Dangers of Frozen Pipes

Preventing frozen pipes should be top of mind whenever temperatures fall below freezing. Because water expands when it freezes, frozen pipes can burst. When this happens, you’ll deal with more than reduced water pressure - water damage is almost sure to follow.

Fortunately, you can prevent frozen pipes by hiring a professional plumber, like Mr. Rooter Plumbing, to insulate your pipes before frigid weather hits.

Signs You Have Frozen Pipes

It’s important to know how to identify frozen pipes to prevent a burst or other damage. Signs of frozen pipes include:

  • Water coming through a wall or ceiling
  • Pipes covered in ice
  • Low water pressure
  • Damp drywall
  • Unusual sounds and odors coming from your pipes

Frozen Pipe FAQs

How Do I Prevent Frozen Pipes?

In general, outdoor pipes are the most likely to freeze. They are exposed to the coldest temperatures and have the least insulation. The following pipe types are most vulnerable to freezing:

  • Water sprinkler lines
  • Outdoor hoses
  • Plumbing in unheated interiors, such as in the basement, garage, attic, etc.
  • Outdoor pipes with no insulation or heat tape

If you have any of the above pipes, you need to take preventative measures against frozen pipes as soon as possible.

Without swift action, frozen water pipes can cause major leaks. Just one rupture can dump four to eight gallons of water every single minute. The resulting damage and repair bill can cost thousands of dollars. For these reasons and more, it’s important to prevent frozen pipes rather than fix them after things go wrong.

Here’s how to prevent frozen pipes:

  • Insulate your exterior pipes and use heat tape.
  • Let your faucets drip during cold days (indoor faucets only).
  • Open the cabinet doors under sinks to allow indoor air to warm your pipes.
  • Seal exterior door openings with weather stripping.
  • Detach, drain, and store garden hoses for the winter.

Local Frozen Pipe Repair Services

Whether you’re struggling with frozen pipes or preparing for upcoming winter weather, Mr. Rooter’s expert plumbers offer the services you need. Our plumbers are well-versed in frozen pipe prevention, insulation, thawing, and repair. Request a job estimate online or call us today.

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