The potential for pipes to freeze is among the main concerns in preparing your property for winter. It is important to take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing when the temperatures dip in the winter months. If a pipe freezes, Bee's Knees Plumbing and Heating Ltd. provides services for thawing frozen pipes.
Get in touch with us at (250) 800-1373 for help with frozen pipes.
When the temperature drops, the cold temperatures and wind can freeze the water inside your pipes. As the ice forms, it can cause a blockage inside the pipe. The pressure inside the pipe increases as the water freezes and expands. Pipes that are most susceptible to freezing are those located on the exterior and unheated areas of your home or commercial property.
Some pipes that are most likely to freeze include:
A pipe freezing is a serious problem. If the pipe remains frozen and the water continues to expand, it is at greater risk of bursting. Any tiny crack or weakness in the wall of the pipe can cause the frozen pipe to burst. When an outdoor pipe bursts, it can flood the yard or damage the foundation. A pipe bursting inside the house can cause flooding and costly clean up and repair.
Due to the risk of the pipe bursting, it is important to deal with frozen pipes right away. The first thing you should do is shut off the water main to the house. This will help reduce pressure in the pipe and minimize flooding if the pipe does burst. When an exposed pipe is frozen, it may be possible to use a heater or hair dryer to thaw the ice inside the pipe.
It is not always easy to find the exact spot where a pipe is frozen, or the pipe may not be easily accessible. If attempting to thaw the pipe doesn’t work, don’t wait to call for professional frozen pipe repair. We have the right equipment to thaw the affected pipe and get the water flowing again safely and efficiently.
When you take the time to prepare your home or commercial property for the cold weather, you can reduce the risk of frozen or burst pipes. Pay extra attention to the pipes on the outside of the house, in the garage, or in the attic to effectively prevent frozen pipes in the winter.
Just before the cold weather arrives, you can prevent frozen pipes by:
When the temperatures get extremely low and the cold wind blows, pipes can freeze despite the homeowner’s best efforts. Our technicians are ready to respond to your call for help with frozen pipes in Vernon.
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