Frozen Pipe Plumbing Repair
Do-it-yourself methods for fixing frozen pipes frequently lead to burst or broken pipes and, in some cases, injury. The certified plumbing technicians at
Rush Plumbing Seattle know how to thaw your pipes without damaging them. We can tackle burst and broken pipes too. Our policy is to correct the problem and
take measures to help keep your pipes from freezing again in one trip. This saves you the hassle and expense of frozen pipes next winter.
Have a plumbing problem? Call (206) 659-2241 to speak to one of our friendly staff members.
Why Do if You Think Your Frozen Pipes Have Burst
If you turn on your faucet and no water comes out, don't take any chances – shut off your water immediately, leave the taps open, and call a certified plumber.
This means need to know where your water main shut-off valve is located before an emergency arises. Shut-off valves are usually located at the water meter or
where the main line enters the house.
Preventing Frozen Pipes in Your Home or Commercial Building
The best way to really save money is to prevent frozen pipes in the first place. Here are some of the things you can do before the cold weather sets in:
- Locate vulnerable pipes such as those near outside walls and in basements, crawl spaces, and unheated rooms
- Pay special attention in the case of manufactured homes, trailers, and older homes which often have unprotected pipes.
- Wrap these pipes with insulation before freezing temperatures hit.
- For outside meters, keep the lid to the meter pit closed tightly and do not disturb any snow that falls on it.
- In conditions where the temperature may fall below zero, allow a small trickle of water to run through your pipes overnight. Running water is
harder to freeze and will only cost about a penny a gallon.