The dropping temperatures of winter can have drastic results on even the most advanced plumbing systems. If your home is not properly prepared, you may be in for quite a bit of trouble. Frozen pipes are all too common in cold areas. Most homeowners in such environments prepare accordingly.
What about here on the Gulf Coast? Is your home prepared for freezing temperatures, however rare they may be? If not, a frozen pipe can easily escalate into a burst pipe. The resulting water damage is expensive and troublesome. Let’s work together to tackle frozen pipes.
No matter where you live, you must worry about any water supply lines leading into your home. The water supply pipes, which are small, are subject to freezing when temperatures drop to their lowest. A drain pipe is safe because it is not pressurized, meaning the wastewater inside will not freeze as a freshwater supply pipe will.
If your water pipe freezes, here’s what to do:
If at any time you have trouble locating or thawing the frozen pipe, call an experienced plumber or restoration specialist. The longer you wait, the higher the risk of a burst becomes. If the pipe does burst, then the chances of water damage increase exponentially. You may be looking at hundreds of gallons of water deposited into your home, where it will fester and rot materials over time.
If you are dealing with frozen pipes or water damage, call Restoration 1 of Gulf Coast for immediate restoration services. You can reach us day or night by calling 228-231-9745.