Preventing Frozen Pipes & Frozen Pipe Replacement
When winter rolls around, the first thing that all homeowners should be concerned about is frozen pipes. Frozen pipes are more than just a temporary inconvenience. As the water inside the pipes turns to ice, it expands and can eventually exert enough pressure to burst your pipes. Pressure from freezing can reach pressures of 3,000 psi or more. Even a few minutes of a household’s water running through a burst pipe can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
The best way to handle frozen pipes is to prevent them. Making sure that all external piping is insulated and well-protected from the cold is the first step. Next, ensure that all household openings (windows, basement openings, doors, etc.) have weather stripping or caulking to prevent interior pipe freezing.
Another technique you can use to prevent frozen pipes is to leave your taps dripping. While wasting water is rarely a good idea, keeping the water in your pipes moving makes it much less likely to freeze. So when temperatures drop, keep those taps dripping.
Get more tips on what to do if you have frozen pipes.
Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing® for Help with Frozen Pipe Problems
Unfortunately, if your pipes have already burst because of a big freeze, you’ll have to replace them. Thankfully, we have been replacing frozen pipes since 1970.
Our plumbers are all licensed, bonded, and insured technicians, making them some of the most qualified plumbers in the business. When you need water line replacement, we are the team to call.
When you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing, you can expect:
- Emergency Services
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Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing today a t(855) 591-0128to hear how we can help you. Our guarantees are designed to make sure your home has high-performing plumbing when we’re done, no matter what!