Frozen Pipes in Allentown, PA by Tim Beil Plumbing
Winter can be a thoroughly enjoyable time of the year. Surely it is far more enjoyable thanks to our heating and plumbing systems, allowing us to come home to a warm environment and to take a hot shower whenever the mood may strike us. Winter can present unique plumbing issues in these areas where temperatures can drop to extremely low levels, though. Frozen pipes are a very real concern in Pennsylvania, and an occurrence which can lead to serious problems in your home and on your property. There are steps that you can take in order to reduce the risk of encountering frozen pipes, of course. Should these measures fail to do the trick, though, call Tim Beil Plumbing to schedule frozen pipe services with a professional plumber you can count on to do the job right.
Tim Beil Plumbing provides frozen pipe services in Allentown, PA and the surrounding areas.
Why Frozen Pipes Are a Serious Issue
When water freezes inside your pipes, that water will expand. You are wise to never underestimate the force behind this natural expansion. It is more than enough to cause pipes to burst, connections to separate, and to wreak havoc on your plumbing system.
Just because you are not using water does not mean that your pipes are void of the liquid. When water is allowed to stagnate in your pipes, it is susceptible to freezing in very cold temperatures. It is a good idea to allow a trickle of water to run through your pipes if it is sub–freezing outside, especially if you are going to be away for any amount of time. It may seem counterintuitive to keep water moving throughout your pipes in order to prevent them from freezing, but the motion actually helps to prevent the water from turning to ice. You may also require insulation on your pipes. Even so, you may encounter frozen pipes at some point. When you do, ours is the number to dial.
We Thaw, Repair, and Replace Frozen Pipes
So you’ve come to realize that water is frozen in your pipes. What’s the next step to take? Well, that all depends on the amount of damage, if any, that your pipes have suffered. It is possible that your pipes have frozen but that they have not cracked or burst. If this is the case, we can thaw your pipes out for you. This is a job that you must let a professional handle, so don’t go digging through the basement or the garage in search of your old blowtorch.
If your pipes are cracked or if your connections have split, then it may be possible for our plumbers to repair your frozen pipes. We will have to assess the situation in order to determine if your pipes are repairable. If so, you can count on us to repair them with the skill and expertise that the job demands.
It is possible that your pipes may be damaged beyond repair. In this event, it is necessary that you schedule pipe replacement with a professional plumber. Repiping is a big job, whether it is just a section of your plumbing system in question, or the entirety of your piping. If you encounter frozen pipes, you can count on Tim Beil Plumbing to resolve the problem entirely.