How To Prevent Frozen Pipes in Winter

Water Restoration

frozen cracked water pipeWhile the winters in northern Texas can be mild, our area is prone to sudden drops in temperature that can put your pipes at risk of freezing. We have seen this a lot this year! Water damage clean up and repair from frozen pipe damage can be messy and expensive. The pipes that are most likely at risk of freezing are:

What to Do If Your Pipes Freeze

If it is extremely cold and you turn on a faucet and no water comes out or your toilet will not refill after flushing, a pipe may have frozen. When water freezes in pipes, it expands, putting a lot of pressure on the pipes. Whether the pipe is plastic or metal, it can develop cracks and burst.

You can try to thaw a frozen pipe by warming it up with a hair dryer, space heater, or heating pad. But when it doubt, it’s always a good idea to call a professional plumber.

If a pipe bursts in your home:

Preventing Costly Frozen Pipe Damage

There are things you can do to prevent pipes from freezing in the first place.Frozen Garden Hose and water pipe connection

 

With a little preparation, you can prevent major damage to your home from frozen pipes.

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Last edited on 7th of July 2021