Call Today for a Free Estimate
Emergency Service Available

Service

      (303) 296-1966

Showroom

(303) 799-0544

Frozen pipes!!! What to do

Frozen Pipes: How to Take the Chill Out!

What should you do if a water pipe freezes?

You should make sure it never happens again! When the water freezes, it tries to expand inside the pipe. It pushes against the sides of the pipe, as well as any nearby valves, seams and faucets. The freezing action of the water is more than capable of rupturing any pipe.

Unfortunately, a water pipe may freeze even if you have taken precautions. Perhaps you lost electrical power for several hours, the temperature inside your house fell and the pipes froze. Or maybe you left on vacation, turned down the heat and weren’t expecting an early blizzard. Or perhaps your heat tape quit working, and you didn’t find out until you discovered none of the faucets worked.

Whatever the cause, it’s important that you thaw out your pipe for two reasons:

  1. You almost certainly need the water.
  2. You should be at home when the pipe thaws, just in case the pipe and/or joint is ruptured.

Bear in mind that a frozen pipe doesn’t leak – the water is ice. You’ll discover you have a leak only after the ice melts. If you’re not home, a ruptured pipe can cause a great deal of damage.

Tony Capra Plumbing & Heating Blog

Tony Capra Plumbing & Heating is pleased to announce the launch of their new blog!

Categories: Plumbing
Tony Capra Plumbing & Heating - Denver Plumbing & Heating Service
Located at
6300 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80205
Service: (303) 296-1966
Showroom: (303) 799-0544

Website:
Call Today for a free estimate!
(303) 296-1966