Frozen pipes can be a huge headache for any home or business owner, especially if they lead to damage. A frozen pipe can cause numerous issues including:
– Small plumbing leaks
– Burst pipes
– Flooded Basements
– Wall and floor damage
The good news is there’s a lot you can do to avoid Mount Laurel frozen pipes, and it all starts with having a complete understanding of your home’s or business’s plumbing system.
Knowing where your pipes run is a crucial first step to frozen pipe prevention. If you need assistance with this, it’s wise to consult a plumbing professional to help you map it out. Once this has been accomplished you can uncover which pipes are in the safety zone and which pipes are exposed to the elements.
Next you need to insulate your pipes so they don’t freeze when the temperatures drop. If you’re still worried even after applying insulation, you can always let the faucet drip slightly on nights with especially frigid temperatures.
Remember, a frozen pipe does not mean it’s the end of the world. However, it does mean you need to do something about it asap. The longer you wait, the more damage you can experience. So, what should you do if you find a frozen pipe? The answer depends on if you’re comfortable handling it yourself or if you’d rather consult a professional.
There are certainly ways you can thaw a frozen pipe on your own, which can include using items such as:
– Hair dryers
– Space heaters
– Heating tape
If you use the items above, always keep them at a safe distance from household items and never use an open flame or fire to try and thaw your pipes. This can create a dangerous situation resulting in a fire.
For those who need professional assistance with frozen pipes, Action Plumbing is available 24 hrs a day 7 days.