Emergency Plumbing - Frozen Pipes Repair
Are your pipes frozen right now? Don't wait to for your pipes or drains to burst before contacting a plumber and lead to more expensive frozen pipe repairs. Quick action can potentially save you thousands of dollars and major headaches.
Colorado Springs home owners are no strangers to frozen pipes and drains. We are regularly hit with sub-freezing temperatures during not only the winter months, but early fall through late spring as well.
We often gleefully brag and share posts on social media about Colorado's sudden temperature drops. But the not-so-fun aspect of our overnight season change is the frozen water pipes and drains that result from hoses left on the spigots and old or inadequate pipe insulation.
Frozen pipes lead to bursting pipes, so if your pipes are frozen now it is time to take action to avoid severe water damage to your home and property!
Please understand that a frozen water pipe may already have burst, but the water may not immediately come rushing into your home. The frozen pipe must thaw first so the water has a path out the pipe. Once the water begins to flow though the pipe the leak can cause very extensive water damage to your home. Depending on how high pressure the pipe is you could be dealing with hundreds of gallons of water every hour.
If you have a frozen pipe that has burst, has a bulge or is leaking you should call an expert immediately. The repair of the pipe will probably be minor, especially compared to the cost of repairing water damage to carpeting, drywall, furniture and possessions.
We don’t recommend fixing frozen pipes yourself. Freezing damage to plumbing systems requires an expert's eye to inspect and assess. Freezing water inside a pipe blocks the line and water flow. The expansion of the ice can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure elsewhere the system. If you have vulnerable places in your water system the frozen pipe may cause problems you don’t initially see. Even a tiny leak hidden from your view can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day, causing property damage, high repair costs and disruption of life and business.
Burst Pipes - What should I do?
If your water pipes have already burst, the first thing to do is turn off the main shutoff valve while leaving your faucets turned on. Now call us! Our experienced plumbers are available 24/7 so you can count on us day and night.
If you are currently noticing a reduced water flow and you suspect frozen pipes, call a plumber immediately. Stopping the freezing is much easier that fixing your plumbing and the results of water damage.
Frozen pipes need immediate attention. We recommend you call Pikes Peak Mechanical now for a free consultation over the phone for your frozen pipe repair in Colorado Springs. This is the best way to keep you safe and avoid damage to your home. We have professional pipe thawing equipment and can both defrost the pipes and install freeze prevention in one visit.