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Signs You Have Frozen Pipes

If you live in Southern Oregon, then you may have issues with your pipes freezing when a storm comes through. If you think you may have frozen pipes, but you don’t know for sure, there are a few signs that you may have frozen pipes in your home.

  • If you can’t get the water to run out of your faucets the way it should, then you may have frozen or partially-frozen pipes. This is dangerous because the pressure between the ice and faucet can allow the pipe to burst.
  • If bad odors are coming out of your pipes, then you may have frozen pipes. Odors can escape into your home from frozen pipes because they get trapped in the pipe.
  • If you notice frost on your pipes, act right away. Wrap them in towels and call a professional plumber to make sure that you don’t have partial clogs.
  • If your pipes feel super cold, then they may be partially frozen or starting to freeze. Insulate your pipes and heat the room that houses them. Call us to have your plumbing checked and cleared before they freeze solid.
  • You could have frozen pipes in your walls or other areas of your home that you can’t see! Consider turning up the heat in your home to make sure that the hard-to-reach pipes get enough heat to thaw out. Open the cabinets and heat the areas that you have plumbing that isn’t insulated or protected from the cold.
  • If you notice that you have dripping pipes anywhere in your home, these small leaks can allow pipes to freeze if there is a freezing day. Get leaks fixed right away to protect your pipes from freezing when cold weather comes through Southern Oregon.

To make sure your home is protected from frozen pipes or pipes bursting, contact Mr. Rooter to do a checkup on your plumbing!

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