If you have frozen pipes in the Arlington area, call Schrader Plumbing today. We will come out and get your water flowing again. 817-262-0989
Extreme cold can create a substantial risk for frozen or burst pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, it expands and can block the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipes to explode, regardless of pipe material. A broken pipe can run more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results can cause property damage and high repair costs.
Every winter, many homeowners face the expense and inconvenience of frozen water pipes. However, you can cross that issue off your list of winter worries by taking a few precautions.
On extremely cold days, it can help to leave a steady drip of water flowing from a bathroom faucet to keep lines from freezing.
Detaching the hose allows water to drain from the pipe. Otherwise, one hard, overnight freeze can burst the faucet or the connecting pipe.
It may be near the water heater or the washing machine. More likely it’s where the water line comes into your house from the street. If a pipe bursts anywhere in the house, turn this valve off to stop water flow. Find it now and paint it a bright color or hang a tag on it. Be sure everyone in the family knows where it is and what it does.
If you have pipelines in an unheated garage or a crawl space under the house, wrap the water pipes before temperatures plummet. Hardware or building supply stores will have good pipe-wrapping materials available.
Winter winds blowing through overlooked openings can quickly freeze exposed water pipes. But don’t plug the air vents your furnace or water heater needs for good combustion. Call Schrader Plumbing for an inspection today.
If you have need of a quality affordable plumber specializing in Frozen Pipe in Arlington Texas, call the professionals at Schrader Plumbing today. 817-262-0989