Are You In Need Of Frozen Pipe Repairs?
With temperatures dipping down into the teens and lower, winter here in the greater Detroit, MI area can be pretty brutal. The ground can quickly freeze, causing water inside water lines to freeze and expand. This creates blockages and pressure, oftentimes forcing pipes to burst. The piping in your home can do the same, especially if you lose heat for any amount of time. We’ve all heard the horror stories of frozen pipes – from massive water waste to extensive water damage – and we all want to avoid these horrors first-hand, but what can be done to prevent frozen pipes?
- Keep sink cabinets open so that heat and air from inside of the room can circulate and warm the sink pipes.
- Keep your faucets slightly trickling through the night (use both hot and cold water).
- Insulate pipes in freeze-prone areas (like those in garages or crawl spaces).
- Keep the heat in your home above 55 degrees F at all times.
- Close off crawl space vents.
- Turn off and drain your outside faucets/sillcocks/hose bibs.
What Can Be Done If Pipes Freeze?
First things first: if your pipes freeze, you’ll need to immediately find the main water valve and shut it off. Doing so can significantly reduce pressure in the pipes, and minimize your chance of pipe burst, water damage, and flooding.
The next thing you’ll want to do is call your local plumbing professionals at Stadler Plumbing & Heating. We provide 24-hour service and can be at your home when you need us, whether you live in Macomb, Oakland, or St. Clair county.
When It Comes To Frozen Pipes, The Key Is To Act Quickly
If you suspect you may have a frozen pipe, don’t wait to call us! Even just one burst pipe can allow several gallons of water a minute into your home, causing thousands of dollars in damage. If you think you may have a frozen pipe or would like to learn more about frozen pipe prevention, please give us a call at 586-803-1200. We’re here to help! Click here to request an appointment online.