Frozen Pipes

Winter isn’t all about cozy days and the holidays. It’s all the season when your pipes can freeze over. Freezing pipes are actually one of the most common issues during winters. A typical pipe runs about four to eight gallons in a minute of water and if one of these freezes over, you are looking at a financial disaster.

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Frozen Pipe Repair

Frozen pipes can happen to anyone’s plumbing system especially in areas like Seattle where winters are cold and unforgivable. During freezing temperatures, water in the pipes can form ice. This ice can add excess pressure on the pipes and if this exceeds the 3000 psi limit, your pipes can get split.

Ideally, you should focus on preventing pipes from freezing. However, if you suspect that you have a frozen pipe, or in case a pipe bursts, you need to shut off the main water supply and call a local frozen pipe plumber to assess the extent of the damage and make the necessary repairs and replacements.

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Signs of Frozen Pipes

In order to catch the problem of frozen pipes early on, you need to know what signs to look out for. Here are a few things you should keep an eye out for:

  • Damp patches on drywall
  • Unusual and foul odors from pipes
  • Reduced or no water flow
  • Ice covering the pipes
  • Weird noises from pipes

Frozen Pipe Repair Services Near Me

Can a plumber fix a frozen pipe? Professional frozen pipe repair services have the right equipment and plumbers that can thaw frozen pipes and make the necessary repairs to save you major replacement costs and also guide you with the best way to prevent frozen pipes.

It is best to always engage a local service in the Seattle area. Local services understand the area and the plumbing systems much better and can also provide emergency assistance.

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Frozen Pipe Prevention

  1. Keep the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors open once in a while to allow for warmer air to circulate around the pipes. This is a small step but it can prevent frozen pipes.
  2. If there is any plumbing in the garage, it is best to keep the door closed during winters for preventing freezing pipes.
  3. Invest in insulation for water pipes before winter sets in.
  4. If you are going on holiday or not using the plumbing system, make sure to turn the main water supply off.
  5. Keep water running in the pipes to prevent pipes from freezing. Even a few trickling drops can be helpful.
  6. Make sure your thermostat temperature is the same for the day and the night. You may get a higher bill for heating but you will save up on the frozen pipe repair cost if a pipe was to burst.
  7. Cut off all the outdoor water spigots and hoses before winter sets in.

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The Benefits of Frozen Pipe Repair Services

Frozen pipes are a plumbing issue that you shouldn’t ignore or try to fix on your own. The minute you suspect you have freezing pipes, start the process of thawing and in the meanwhile, make a call to your local and professional frozen pipe repair service.

The major benefits that come with engaging an expert service provider include:

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Experienced Experts

A frozen pipe can burst at any minute and cause severe damage to your property. Expert frozen pipes repair plumbers have the training required to handle frozen pipes with care and provide the best and most cost effective solution to your problem.

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Emergency Assistance

Frozen pipes are no small matter. They have the potential to cost you thousands of dollars if you don’t repair or replace them immediately. In this case, a local service provider can be on your site efficiently and assess the damage. They can also make the necessary repairs faster for fully preventing any further damage.

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Proper Equipment

Frozen pipes need to be properly thawed to prevent them from causing extra damage to your pipes. Experts have the right equipment like heaters and pipe thaws to get this done without causing any collateral damage.

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Safety Measures

Frozen pipes always have the risk of bursting and when that happens, there can be a safety hazard if water comes in contact with the electrical lines in the property. One of the main reasons to hire a professional to handle and repair frozen pipes is that they can do this safely without exposing the house and your loved ones to danger.

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Great Reasons to Choose Fischer Plumbing

Fischer Plumbing is a professional frozen pipes repair service operating in the greater Seattle area for over 40 years. We have trained and equipped professionals that follow the right procedures to repair frozen pipes.

We are 100% committed to ensuring that we provide you the most cost effective and feasible solution to your frozen plumbing problems. If you suspect that your pipes are freezing, our trained experts are just a call away.

Frequently asked questions

The approximate average cost to unfreeze your pipes is $200. The cost to replace a burst pipe is $400 to $1,500. Considering this cost, it is best to unfreeze your pipes on time and ensure that they don’t cause major damage to your plumbing.

If a pipe bursts due to freezing, a plumber can replace the pipe. If there is a leak or split, the plumber can make the necessary repairs.

You should immediately call a plumber or a local frozen pipes repairing service if you suspect that your pipes are freezing. The service provider will thaw your pipes and repair any damages.

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We do plumbing as far north as Everett and as far South as Renton. We also travel east as far as Woodinville and Issaquah. Please call us if you would like to know about providing plumbing services in your community.

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