Frozen Pipe Thawing
During a cold winter, water pipes may be susceptible to freezing. While this can be problematic in terms of disrupting water flow, there is a greater concern related to the build-up in pressure that can lead to burst pipes. This can be costly in terms of water damage from flooding. There are ways to help prevent frozen pipes and deal with minor pipe issues, but for larger problems, you need professional help to avoid larger damages from happening.
How To Prevent Frozen Pipes
Some simple ways to prevent your pipes from freezing, you can follow some of these tips below:
- Run a slight trickle in your pipes to maintain a flow of water in your pipes
- Check that your heat is working early before the winter settles in so that your heat can work consistently
- Have a plumbing professional inspect your water line connections to ensure they are ready for the winter
When Should You Call For Help
If you cannot access water in the winter and see any leaks forming, you should quickly call for help before any large pipe bursts happen. As water freezes, there is a large increase in pressure that can force your pipes to break unless they are properly thawed. With the help of a plumber, you can assess your options in terms of replacing pipe sections, shutting off water lines and protecting your home from serious flooding damages in the near future.
Schedule Your Frozen Pipe Thawing Service
For over 20 years, J.R. Swanson has assisted with handling frozen pipe concerns across Western New York. We will help you get your water running as quickly as possible when you have any problems with frozen pipes. If you need professional assessment and service for your home, contact our team today!