Plumbing Tips

Preventing Frozen Pipes in Your Fredericksburg Home

January 23, 2015 at 8:14 pm | Category: Plumbing


Water_Heater_Repairs

Winters in Fredericksburg can be bitterly cold, and water that’s sitting in your pipes can easily become frozen into solid ice. Because water expands when it freezes, this can wreak havoc by causing your pipes to burst, exposing them to over two thousand pounds per square inch of pressure. This damage can end up costing thousands of dollars to fix, but fortunately, there are steps that you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing in the winter. Pipes in unheated crawlspaces or up against exterior walls are the most prone to freezing; here are some ways to prevent them from filling up with ice and bursting, as well as some methods for thawing them out if they’ve already frozen.

Preventing Frozen Pipes in Your Home

Thawing Out Your Frozen Pipes

If a hard freeze or cold snap has already frozen the water in your pipes, you may still be able to thaw them out and avoid any permanent damage. If only a tiny trickle of water comes out when you turn on the faucet, then you’ll know that you’re dealing with frozen pipes. Here’s how to thaw the ice and restore normal water flow.

If one pipe has definitely frozen inside, be sure to check other faucets as well to make sure other pipes aren’t also filled with ice. You should also remember that there’s a chance you may not be able to fix the problem yourself. If you either cannot access the pipes, or you can’t seem to get them to thaw, call your trusted local plumbing company for help resolving the issue.

If you are looking for Fredericksburg Plumbing Services then please call 540-898-7867 or complete our online request form.