How to Prevent Frozen Pipes During Winter
Frozen pipes are one of the most common and problematic issues that Connecticut residents deal with every winter.
There are many ways homeowners can avoid problems with frozen pipes. Here are a few things you can do to lower the risk of pipes freezing in your home this winter:
- Keep your garage doors closed
- Allow water to drip slowly from faucets
- Keep a uniform temperature within your home
- Insulate exposed pipes in attics, basements, crawl spaces etc.
- Circulate warmer air through kitchen and bathroom cabinets
If you know you have an area at risk for frozen pipes or if you have frozen pipes right now, click the button below or call now to schedule a pipe inspection, pipe thawing or pipe repair!
What To Do About Frozen Pipes
Aiello’s Plumbers Can Help
There isn’t one easy way to know if your pipes are frozen, but there are some frozen pipe symptoms that can help you identify if your pipes are frozen. If you have frozen pipes the biggest giveaway will be that when you turn on a shower or other faucet, only a small trickle comes out. Don’t panic if you find that your pipes are frozen. If the pipe is broken in any way, you should immediately call a professional plumber. Additionally, if you can’t locate the source of the pipe freeze, you should call a plumber. Aiello Home Services plumbers are professionally trained and certified to handle your frozen pipe problems. If you need help with frozen pipes, you can conveniently schedule service online, chat live with a customer service representative on our website, or give us a call at (855) 566-0838!
Dangers of Frozen Pipes
Frozen water pipes can cause all sorts of costly damage to a home if they are not identified as a potential problem and addressed. When a water pipe freezes, or more accurately, when the water inside your pipes freezes, the water expands and can cause a blockage or even cause your pipes to burst. If your pipes burst due to freezing, it can cause flooding in your home and damage to your floors, walls, and ceilings.
While following the above tips can help prevent pipes from freezing, there is no guarantee. The most effective way to avoid plumbing problems from frozen pipes is to hire a professional plumber to come inspect them. They’ll be able to find any at-risk areas, make the best recommendations, and perform any work necessary to protect your pipes from the cold winter temperatures.