What To Do When Your Plumbing Pipes Freeze

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Published on March 19, 2014

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Extreme cold temperatures set in, there is always a chance that your pipes can freeze and burst. One of the first signs you might notice with a frozen pipe is little or no water coming out of a faucet or shower head.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | (417) 823-8400| http://springfieldplumbermo.com Discover more great content here: http://www.pinterest.com/plumbermo https://twitter.com/BFSpringfieldMO https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benjamin-Franklin-Plumbing-of-Springfield-MO/163803560421331 What To Do When Your Plumbing Pipes Freeze When extreme cold temperatures set in, there is always a chance that your pipes can freeze and burst. One of the first signs you might notice with a frozen pipe is little or no water coming out of a faucet or shower head. Not all freezing pipes burst and many of them can be thawed slowly, allowing for no damage to take place. However, a large number of people who endure frozen pipes also experience busted pipes. And when this happens, there are certain steps that you should take. First of all, you need to realize you aren't alone if your pipes freeze and burst. In fact, about 50 million families in America each year endure frozen pipes that burst. Even the smallest crack can lead to the loss of several hundred gallons of water each day making it important to follow these steps and then fix a burst pipe as quickly as possible. The most important thing to do is act fast when pipes burst, and turn off the home's main water valve. It is also a good idea to turn off the electricity. Next, check to see if the water leaking from the busted pipe is hot or cold. If it is hot water, the valve on the home's hot water heater should be closed. Note that if a leaky, frozen pipe thaws, it can cause additional damage. Once you determine that your leaky pipe is frozen, it is wise to call a professional plumber to fix the problem immediately. Remember to take pictures of the damage; this will help in collecting insurance compensation if any damages do occur. Tips for Avoiding Busted Pipes If you notice slow flowing water but no busted or cracked pipes, there are some do's and don'ts to ensure the frozen pipe doesn't burst upon thawing. Some of these include:

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | (417) 823-8400| http://springfieldplumbermo.com Discover more great content here: http://www.pinterest.com/plumbermo https://twitter.com/BFSpringfieldMO https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benjamin-Franklin-Plumbing-of-Springfield-MO/163803560421331 - Do turn off the main water valve and turn on all faucets - Don't use an open flame to thaw the pipes - Don't use a blow dryer to thaw the pipes - Don't use an electric heater to thaw the pipes - Do open crawl spaces and cabinets as this will allow the heat in the home to warm up the pipes slowly. When in doubt, always call a plumber. For more information, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.

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