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Frozen pipes are a serious matter, and we advise you to not wait if this happens. Call Hydromechanical Plumbing and Heating immediately to get our experts for a quick a professional fix. The extreme cold and chill wind during the cold months of the year can freeze up and burst your water pipes. It’s caused by water sitting inside the pipe, turning to ice and blocking the proper flow, and when it increases in volume, the extra pressure inside the pipe can cause it to crack in vulnerable places in your system. You can lose gallons of water per day even with a small crack.

Prevent and minimize the risk and damage of frozen pipes following these DIY plumbing tips:

Prevention Tips

We recommend you keep cabinet doors under sinks open to allow the heat to reach the uninsulated pipes. The pipes in these unheated areas should be insulated, especially the ones on outside walls, or the ones that run through crawl spaces and garages. You can try installing heat tape or cables around the pipe to try and keep them warm. The heat in your home should be around 55 degrees Fahrenheit at all times, if possible.

If You Deal with Frozen Pipes

Shut off the main water valve to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding in case the pipes burst or crack. If the frozen part of the pipe is visible and within reach, you can try thawing it with a hair dryer. DO NOT use an open flame to thaw pipes. As a rule of thumb though, it’s generally sound advice to call a plumber whenever you notice slow water flow or suspect frozen pipes, as these kind of issues might be resolved before it devolves into a bigger problem. For non-visible frozen pipes, contact Hydromechanical plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment.

 

Contact Hydromechanical Plumbing and Heating today at (203)-307-2955 to learn how we can help you with your frozen pipes repair.

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