Frozen pipes are never good, but they’re especially bad for businesses. A burst resulting from a pipe freeze can rapidly flood your business with 15 to 30 liters of water per minute. Even if it doesn’t lead to a burst, the resulting shutdown from a lack of running water can cost you thousands in lost business for the day.
If a pipe has already frozen and burst in your business, there’s still hope. Call Mr. Rooter® Plumbing for commercial frozen pipe repair to prevent major damage.
Burst Frozen Pipe Repair
When frozen pipes burst, you need to take quick action to minimize the damage. Our emergency plumbing services arrive quickly to address the damage as early as possible after the burst.
When we arrive, we’ll examine the burst pipe and determine the proper repair method. The burst is often small enough to allow us to treat the affected section using putties and repair tapes. However, the damage can also be severe enough that replacement is necessary.
Burst Frozen Pipe Replacements
A burst pipe replacement provides maximum protection against future leaks and other issues. Replacement also allows you to install new piping material or insulation measures to prevent frozen pipes from occurring in the same areas. We can replace and repair all kinds of pipe materials, including PVC, PEX, galvanized, copper, and more.
Frozen Pipe Repair FAQs
How does a plumber fix a frozen pipe?
Plumbers fix a frozen pipe by repairing the point of the burst. Typically, this involves using some form of plumbing tape or putty to block the hole and allow water to flow smoothly.
Sometimes, a plumber may install insulation around the area where the pipe initially bursts after the hole has been sealed. This helps prevent the issue from happening in the future.
Lastly, if the pipe is damaged to the point that sealing the hole is not an option, they will replace it.
How do plumbers thaw frozen pipes?
Plumbers thaw frozen pipes using a variety of methods. In the case of a minor freeze, they may just use a light heat source and increase airflow to the pipe.
They will use a heat gun to warm up the area for more severe freezes. These apply direct heat to the frozen area and quickly thaw the ice in the pipes. The home repair equivalent of this method would be using a hair dryer on the frozen section.
If the frozen pipe has burst but not thawed yet, the plumbers will shut off the water and remove the affected pipe sections before water damage occurs.
Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Frozen Pipe Repair and Replacement Services
Do you need help repairing a frozen or burst pipe in your business? No matter how severe the damage has become, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is here to help. Our team will arrive at your business quickly and promptly and complete the necessary plumbing repairs to minimize damage from frozen pipes.