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On those cold and freezing night unprotected plumbing will freeze and flood your home or business. Our team a GA Water & Fire has the expertise to extract water and repair water damage. We provide service to Atlanta, Athens, Conyers, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville, Jonesboro, Tucker, Marietta, Alpharetta, Dallas, Covington, Dalton, Winder, McDonough, Stockbridge, Locust Grove and surrounding cities.
Frozen pipes are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Worse yet, there may not be a lot that you can do with frozen pipes or about them especially if they are inside the walls of your home. Here are some suggestions for avoiding frozen pipes and what to do if you do have these pipes in your home or business. One thing is when the temperature is dropping keep all sink doors open to let the heat circulate. Another is to insulate all outdoor piping as well as indoor piping. Dripping the faucets is also a good idea.
Now if you are in the position of having a frozen pipe, there are several things that can be done in order to get rid of the frozen pipe menace. The pipe itself needs to be unfrozen not only on the outside but also the inside so that you don’t damage your pipes. This can be difficult, so you would need to call a plumber to your home so that they can repair the damaged pipe. The procedure may require an opening of the wall and heating the pipe up so that it can be both tested and repaired so that you don’t have leaking pipes.
This isn’t the only thing that will need to be done when dealing with pipes of this sort. Insulation is key to keeping the pipes from freezing in the first place. Taking this step will keep you from not only having frozen pipes but also cracked and leaking pipes that can do a lot of damage to your home. By insulation of both the wall and pipe, you solve two different problems at the same time and the final touch is that the wall will have to be patched back up.
Lack of insulation in walls is one of the problems that will lead to freezing pipes along with other situations such as no heat in the home. This is something to seriously think about before cold weather sets in so that you don’t have both frozen pipes and water damage once the pipes are unfrozen. This can save you so much effort and money when it comes to repair of the pipes in question. Only a plumber will be able to fix your frozen pipes and get them working again. Don’t try to do this yourself!
So before the temperature drops, why not think about getting insulation for your pipes? There are many different insulation kits for indoor and outdoor pipes that you can install yourself which can save you money and keep you from having freezing pipes that cost money to repair. An ounce of prevention is well worth a pound of cure as the old saying goes. Frozen pipes are a royal menace both to the pocketbook, your home and your peace of mind. Keeping them fluid is the key to having successful water flow without burst pipes. Either way you look at it, taking care of your pipes is the key.