Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes Plumbing Draper Utah

Frozen Pipes Plumbing Draper Utah

Extremely cold winters can freeze water in pipes.  When water turns to ice, it expands in your pipes, causing extreme pressure in the system that can cause weak areas to burst.  Even small cracks in pipes can cause homes to flood, leading to significant property damage. The pipes that are most prone to freezing are those that are exposed to the elements or that run through unheated spaces.  These pipes include sprinkler lines, pool lines, pipes in basements, garages, under kitchen sinks or along exterior walls.
 
There are a number of steps you can take to minimize the likelihood that your pipes freeze.  Here are a few tips:
    • Let water slowly trickle out of faucets from pipes that run on an exterior wall or are in unheated areas.
    • Insulate pipes in unheated areas of your home as well as pipes that sit against outside walls.
    • Leave your heat on with cabinet doors open to allow heat to circulate around uninsulated pipes.

If you realize your pipes are frozen, you should immediately shut off your water main to reduce pressure on the frozen pipes.  This will also minimize flooding if your pipes burst. If you can access the frozen pipes, using a hair dryer or other small heater can thaw the pipes.  If you think your pipes might be frozen and you want to be safe, call Pando and we can use our professional equipment and heat gun to solve the problem. After fixing the problem our first priority will be to identify and fix the problem that caused the pipes to freeze in the first place.

We’re here for you whenever you need us.  If a pipe has burst, we can mobilize our water removal and cleanup crew to get your home dry and cleaned up as quickly as possible.

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