Frozen pipes are an uncommon nightmare but a nightmare nonetheless for residents in La Crescenta, CA. Luckily, the experienced plumbers at Americana Plumbing have a few tricks up the sleeve in reducing the risk of frozen pipes. We also offer emergency pipe repair if the frozen pipe has burst or cracked. Continue reading to learn how you can prevent frozen pipes, what to do if pipes freeze, and how to pinpoint pipe damage. You are also welcomed to call Americana Plumbing to have a plumber inspect and repair frozen pipes.
We don’t get much of freezing temperatures here in La Crescenta, CA, but there could be portions of your building that are colder than outdoor temperatures. This is especially common in crawl spaces, attics, and basements. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the following signs of trouble:
So, you’ve spotted a frozen pipe or suspect frozen pipes. What next? The first order of business is damage control. Turn off the water line to prevent the problem from getting worse and open the faucets to release pressure in the pipes. With the water turned off and pressure relieved, you can further investigate the frozen pipes and pinpoint all affected regions.
Once you have located all of the frozen pipes, it is time to thaw them. There are many methods for doing this, including:
Pouring hot water on the pipes can be an option if the room temperature is not around freezing and if you clean up properly, but it is not advisable without plumbing experience.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, and this couldn’t be more true of frozen pipes. There are many ways you can prevent frozen pipes in the first place, especially in a generally warm region like La Crescenta, CA:
Frozen pipes can be nothing more than a minor inconvenience sometimes, but they can also cause serious damage to the pipes and plumbing system. If the frozen pipe is leaking, bulging, or outright damaged, then call Americana Plumbing to request an emergency frozen pipe repair today. We are proud to serve La Crescenta and surrounding cities. Our dedicated crew are on standby to take your call.