Oh no! You turned on your faucet, and only a small amount of water comes out. Do you have frozen pipes?
If you do, knowing what you should do to thaw your pipes and what might actually do more harm than good can mean the difference between a small water damage problem and a large water damage loss.
Here are some tips to help you locate the frozen pipe and how to thaw it to prevent damage to the pipe and to get water flowing again:
If you turn the faucet on in one room and think you have frozen pipes, check all the other faucets in your home. If it’s cold enough for one faucet to freeze, it’s possible that there are multiple frozen pipes that you’ll need to thaw. It’s a good idea to get an understanding of the scale of the problem before you get started.
Read more “What To Do & What Not To Do When You Have Frozen Pipes In Your Home”
Most pipe bursts occur in residential homes during the winter season
Winter brings with it a lot of unpredictability, and you never really know what you might get from year to year. It doesn’t matter if weather experts are predicting warmer than usual weather, or if they are saying it’s going to be a long winter, there’s always going to be at least a few storms that have the potential to bring cold weather that can lead to frozen pipes.
So whether there is a deep freeze that lasts for a few days, or an ice storm that knocks out power for a few hours or more, it’s possible to experience frozen pipes. Preparation is the key to preventing frozen pipes, and now is the time to get started.
Read more “Winter Maintenance Tips & How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing”
Even if you have taken all the necessary steps to prevent your pipes from freezing, sometimes the unexpected happens. Maybe a major storm knocked out power for several hours, causing the temperature in your home to drop and your pipes to freeze. Or maybe you left home for a few days, making sure to set your thermostat to a reasonable temperature to prevent freezing, and your furnace malfunctioned and did not heat your home properly.
Whatever the reason, frozen pipes should be a major concern, as this can cause physical damage your pipes and require repairs, and also because they can lead to some serious water damage in your home. Whenever you have frozen pipes, you should get to work to thaw the pipes as soon as possible to prevent damage to both the pipe and your home.
Here’s how to thaw frozen pipes yourself:
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[lead]Burst water pipes often happen unexpectedly, but it should come as no surprise that they can cause a significant amount of water damage
in a very short amount of time. If a burst pipe occurs while you are away from your home, you could come home to several hundred gallons of water in your home.[/lead]
Regular maintenance of your home’s plumbing system, as well as taking preventative measures to prevent frozen pipes, can help reduce your risk of experiencing a burst pipe. Unfortunately, the truth is that every ounce of prevention can’t stop a burst pipe, and nothing can guarantee that it won’t happen to you.
Read more “Understanding Why Water Pipes Burst In Your Home”
With winter quickly approaching, it is important to do some maintenance in and around your home to protect it from freezing temperatures. Winterizing can help prevent unnecessary flooding and damage to your home due to frozen pipe bursts. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 7.4% of catastrophic losses are due to freezing temperatures. Follow these steps to winterize your home and protect it from water damage: Read more “Steps To Winterize Your Home”
Frozen pipes are a problem each year for homeowners in Dallas, but the good news is that frozen pipes are largely preventable.
By taking a few simple steps to prevent frozen pipes homeowners can reduce their risk of water damage this winter.
Take a few moments to learn what happens when pipes freeze, which pipes are more susceptible to freezing, and what you can do today to prevent frozen pipes.
Read more “How To Prevent Frozen Pipes In Your Dallas Home”