Plumbing pipes serve many vital functions in a home, but their umbrella purpose is water distribution for things like water heaters, water softeners, faucets, spigots, washing machines, dishwashers, and other water-related appliances. These systems are designed to work well in most conditions, however, winter weather can pose serious plumbing problems if you are not careful. Freezing temperatures can be highly damaging to pipes. Not only can they weaken their structural integrity, they can greatly reduce or stop their performance. You see, water within your underground plumbing system can quickly turn to ice in sub-freezing temperatures. And when water freezes inside pipes, it obstructs the opening while also making it expand.
This degree of blockage and pressure can cause pipes to crack, break, and burst open. To make matters worse, pipes damaged in this way can go unnoticed all winter long, and then turn into major slab leaks or water leaks come spring. Even a hairline crack can cause a 250 gallon water leak in just one days’ time! Frozen pipe damages can be very costly and invasive to repair if they are not addressed right away. The best way to avoid costly piping repair is to implement preventative methods to pipe freezing. This tip can potentially save you and your family thousands of dollars on plumbing pipe repair and reconstruction.
What To Do For Frozen Pipes
When you are aware that your pipes have frozen over, immediately shut off your main water valve. This will stop any leaks and prevent further flooding that can cause pipes to burst. If your frozen pipes are exposed, try using a hair dryer on low heat to manually that them out. Never use an open flame to that frozen pipes! If you have trouble with this, or have additional frozen pipes that are not accessible, you need a trained and licensed plumber to thaw your pipes and make any necessary adjustments or replacements to get your plumbing back on track.
Choose the state licensed plumbers at Weilhammer Plumbing Company for emergency pipe thawing service. No job is too big or too small for our professionals. We serve all of Indianapolis, and most areas throughout Central Indiana, with residential and commercial frozen pipe repair service. We retain the latest technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to repair frozen pipes, while also ensuring your property and plumbing system are protected. For more than 117 years, we have perfected our company philosophy on honesty, integrity, and professionalism in the field of plumbing work. Our state licensed plumbers are deeply dedicated to providing the ultimate customer experience while maintaining the most economic prices for plumbing work in town. We are happy to provide free written estimates, over-the-phone quotes, emergency services, free advice, referrals, and post service checkups. We also provide copper re-piping services, copper piping repair, and more.
Contact Us Today
If you are concerned that your pipes might be vulnerable to the upcoming cold temperatures, Contact Us for advice and recommendations to prevent your plumbing pipes from freezing this year! For more than 117 years, we have perfected our company philosophy on honesty, integrity, and professionalism in the field of plumbing work. Our state licensed plumbers are deeply dedicated to providing the ultimate customer experience while maintaining the most economic prices for plumbing work in town. For residential and commercial frozen pipe repair, choose Weilhammer Plumbing Company every year!