Local Plumbers Equipped to Fix Frozen Pipes in Walworth County and the Surrounding Areas
Extremely cold temperatures are common during the winter in our area of the country. When the temperatures drop suddenly, water pipes can freeze. At O'Leary Plumbing, Heating & Electrical, our experienced plumbers for frozen pipes offer frozen pipe repair and tips to help you avoid frozen pipes in the future.
Call a Professional for Frozen Pipe Repair
A frozen pipe is a potentially serious plumbing problem that can quickly become even more hazardous for your home. You should not attempt to fix a frozen pipe yourself, as this could result in the pipe bursting and causing additional damage to your home. Our plumbing technicians have the professional experience and training needed to fix frozen pipes and burst pipes.
How Does a Plumber Thaw Frozen Pipes?
The work that is needed will depend on the severity of the problem and whether or not the pipe has burst. If the pipe is frozen, but has not burst, we work quickly to save the pipe from bursting. When the pipe has already burst, we work quickly to repair the pipe and prevent further water damage. If your pipe has burst, turn off the water at the main and leave the faucet turned on until we arrive.
Prompt Emergency Service for Frozen Pipes
As the water inside the pipe freezes, it expands. This puts excessive pressure on the walls of your pipe. Any small cracks or weaknesses in the pipe can result in the pipe bursting, which can cause significant water damage. Due to the possibility of the pipe bursting, it is important to handle the problem as quickly as possible to protect your home from damage.
Acting quickly can help keep a frozen pipe from bursting. Our licensed, bonded, and insured technicians offer prompt, professional service for frozen pipe repair. We have emergency service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What To Do About Frozen Pipes
A combination of a sudden drop in temperature and poor pipe insulation makes pipes more likely to freeze. Proper insulation is essential for protecting your pipes and preventing freezing. Pipe insulation should be used on all water pipes that are vulnerable to freezing. This is relatively inexpensive and effective for avoiding frozen pipes.
Other things you can do about frozen pipes and reduce risks include:
- Keep your home warm with the thermostat set to at least 55 degrees
- Turn on a trickle of hot and cold water from a faucet that is located on an exterior wall
- Leave the heat on, even if you leave the house
Pipes can freeze in extreme temperatures, even when they are insulated and you have taken steps to prevent frozen pipes. When this happens, you need a plumbing contractor you can count on. Our company has more than six decades of experience with frozen pipe repair in East Troy, so you can feel confident in our ability to get the problem fixed.
Will Pipes Thaw On Their Own?
When a pipe freezes, technically it is possible to wait and let it thaw on it's own. Unfortunately, letting a frozen pipe thaw on it's own is very risky and can lead to major damage. It can take hours or days for pipes to unfreeze, which means you may have to go without water for quite some time. Additionally, relying on the "wait-it-out" method increases the risk of frozen pipes bursting from increased pressure, which can cause damage to your home.
Frozen Pipe Thawing Services
To thaw your frozen pipes, turn to a professional. At O'Leary Plumbing, Heating & Electrical, we offer reliable pipe thawing services in East Troy. Our concern is getting your water flowing again as quickly as possible. We use the proper equipment and methods to get your pipes working correctly. Following appropriate procedures, we keep your property protected from water spillage and ensure that the process is done safely. Visit our plumbing reviews to see why customers choose our East Troy plumbing company when they're looking for a frozen pipe thawing service near them.
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