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Frozen pipes by Goode Plumbing

When the temperature drops below the freezing point, pipes exposed to the severe cold are likely to freeze. And frozen pipes aren’t a good thing. The pipe may burst once the water pressure increase during the thawing process. 

So it’s important to thaw the pipes the proper way. In this case, Goode Plumbing plumbers can help. We offer budget-friendly yet quality frozen pipe repair in Carpentersville, IL. Our team has pipe thawing equipment for fast and safe frozen pipe thawing. We can also replace or repair any burst pipe. 

Signs of a Frozen Pipe

A frozen pipe won’t always be visible. The good news is that frozen pipes will give clues. You just have to know what they are. 

Lack of running water 

If no water comes out of your plumbing fixtures and the temperature outside is too cold, there’s a high chance that the pipe which supplies water to that fixture is frozen. 

Visible frost on the pipes

Visible frost on pipes is definitely a warning sign of frozen pipes. But don’t assume that your pipes are safe from freezing because you have checked everything and haven’t seen even a light frost. Not all pipes are accessible and can be seen. So, always keep an eye on the other signs on this list.

Bulging pipes

If you notice bulging pipes, it’s likely frozen. Pipes bulge when there’s tremendous pressure on the pipe. It can happen when the water freeze and the molecules expand. 

Freezing temperature

When the temperature drops to at least 20 degrees Fahrenheit, you should check all the exposed pipes in your home, especially those installed in unheated areas. It’s the temperature threshold for pipes to freeze.

How to Deal With a Frozen Pipe

If you find a frozen pipe in your home and decided to thaw the pipes yourself, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Keep the faucet open throughout the thawing process. If there are multiple faucets at home, open the one that the frozen pipe feeds water into. 
  • Never thaw a frozen pipe using an open flame, like a propane torch. It will make the water in the frozen pipe boil, which may result in pipe bursting. In addition, an open flame presents a serious fire danger.
  • Locate the water shut-off valve. So if the pipe burst, you can easily find and turn off the shut-off valve to cut off the water supply.
  • If the frozen pipe is accessible, you can use a hairdryer, heat lamp, hot towels, or electrical heating tape to thaw the ice. 

Thawing a frozen pipe yourself presents two risks – burst pipe and fire, so take all the safety precautions first. Better yet, leave the frozen pipe repair in Carpentersville, IL to professionals. 

Goode Plumbing Can Help Thaw The Ice And More. Contact Us Today!

At Goode Plumbing, we don’t just thaw your frozen pipe. We also find ways to help you avoid the same frozen pipe problems in the future. For instance, if the piping is run in a poorly insulated chase or along an outside wall, we’ll try to insulate or reroute the line if possible. 

So if you’re getting tired of frozen pipe problems every winter, contact Goode Plumbing at 773-295-7773 or (773) 930-3451. We’ll find a lasting solution to your frozen pipe woes in Carpentersville, IL.