The damage caused by frozen water pipes can be catastrophic. A single burst pipe in a home running at 4-8 gallons a minute can do tens of thousands of dollars of damage in a manner matter of minutes, let alone the following mold mitigation problem.
We can repair, thaw and help to prevent frozen water pipes. Ask our licensed plumbers for some safety measures you can take to prevent the risk of frozen water pipes to avoid secondary water damage to your home.
Just a few precautions can help to avoid the issue of your water pipes freezing. But if your best efforts did not do the job, and you either know you have frozen pipes, have pipes that have burst, or have pipes with water running slower than usual… Call DB’s Plumbing and Drain® right away.
Frozen water pipes block water flow to your faucets and appliances. Worse yet, frozen pipes can result in pipe bursts, which can flood your basement and home. Pipes burst due to water expanding as it freezes. The volume increases by approximately eleven percent (11%), and this expansion exerts a huge amount of force. This force is enough to break concrete or even the metal water pipes under your kitchen sink!
The disaster resulting from frozen pipes is not one you’ll ever want to experience. The damage to the actual pipe is often minimal compared to the water damage it can cause in your home. Prevention is the best cure when it comes to frozen pipes.
If you have frozen pipes or have experienced water damage caused by frozen pipes, give us a call right away. We have the experience to assess, limit damage as much as possible, and work with you to get your home back to normal. We also work with insurance companies to help you reduce the stress that you are experiencing.
If you have a water blockage as a result of frozen water, your pipes should be thawed immediately. Otherwise, you could have some major problems.
Pipes that freeze tend to be those exposed to severe cold such as those in an unheated interior area such as:
Once the cold weather is upon us, there are some steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes:
In the event of a flood in your home, time is of the essence. Water will soak into a concrete floor within 6 - 12 hours and make it much more difficult to dry. Mold can begin to grow within two to three days. Mold can spell trouble with your insurance claim and with your cleanup efforts.
Our plumbing professionals at DB’s Plumbing and Drain® are well trained and will get you back to normal in no time.
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