Roto-Rooter offers comprehensive services for frozen pipes repair. You can trust our trained experts to provide a quality service in a timely manner. For everything from frozen pipe prevention to repair, we have you covered!
Burst Pipe Prevention and Repair Services
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial risk for frozen or burst pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. As a result, this blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places, no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper, or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs, and the disruption of business.
If you suspect that you have a burst pipe, it is important to act quickly to prevent further damage. You should turn off the water supply to the affected area and call a plumber immediately. A burst pipe repair service can quickly and efficiently repair the pipe and prevent further damage.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the risk of freezing pipes, and to help prevent plumbing emergency and expensive repairs.
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages, or in crawl spaces. Then, apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are prone to freezing, typically exposed pipes.
Make sure to turn on the heat and that it is no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
If You Have Frozen Pipes
Burst pipe emergency can cause significant damage to your home, so it’s important to take action quickly if you suspect any leaking pipe.
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
If the frozen pipe is visible and exposed, use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, call in the experts at Roto-Rooter.
If you currently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumber immediately. Typically, we can resolve these issues before any damage occurs.
We are a group of experienced plumbers in Alabama you can contact in case of any plumbing issues. We offer a wide range of plumbing services, from water damage repair to sewer line repair. We are available 24/7, so you can call us anytime, day or night. We are also fully insured and licensed, so you can be confident that your work will be done right.