When the weather gets very cold it can cause your pipes to freeze. This is bad because it can make your pipes break, cause a flood, and damage your home. This happens because when water inside a pipe freezes, it gets bigger and there’s no place for it to go. You can prevent frozen pipes by using insulation and turning off outdoor water sources during the winter. If your pipes still freeze, call a plumber to help fix them before they break and cause a flood.
It is advised that pipe thawing is performed by a professional.
Copper pipes are a popular choice for many homeowners when it comes to plumbing as they offer several benefits. Firstly, copper doesn’t harm the water supply and is extremely durable as it doesn’t rust or get damaged easily. However, when the temperatures drop, copper pipes can pose a potential problem. This is because copper doesn’t hold heat well, and if the temperatures plummet, the pipes may freeze, causing them to crack or even burst. If you happen to notice a frozen pipe, it’s crucial to take immediate action to avoid flooding. The best course of action is to turn off the water supply as quickly as possible. Afterward, it’s advisable to contact a plumber who will be able to determine the location of the frozen section and commence the thawing process. This may take several hours, and to facilitate the process, heating pads, hairdryers, or heaters may be used. But it’s crucial to be careful not to apply too much heat, as this may exacerbate the situation further. Nowadays, an alternative to copper plumbing is PEX (plastic) pipes, which have become increasingly popular due to their ability to withstand extreme temperatures without contracting or expanding, rendering them immune to the problems that copper pipes pose.
Plumbers can fix damage caused by frozen pipes.
When experiencing a frozen pipe, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible. Fortunately, you can count on professional plumbers who can expertly diagnose and provide the appropriate solutions to fix the problem. Not only can they efficiently execute repairs to ensure your plumbing system works effectively again, but they can also go beyond basic fixes. They are equipped with the skills needed to search for and repair leaks, ensuring that your home remains safe from water damage. Additionally, they can clean and maintain your drains, ensuring that they do not accumulate excess waste and leaving them running smoothly.
So if you ever find yourself dealing with any plumbing issues, don’t hesitate to contact us on 07537188391 and get connected to the professionals who can handle it with precision and care.