Burst and frozen pipes are not uncommon in Ohio’s frigid winters. When temperatures plummet, the water inside your pipes can freeze. If that’s all that happens, a frozen pipe will not function properly and will prevent you from being able to use the plumbing fixture it is attached to. However, a frozen pipe can also burst due to the pressure exerted by the expanding water inside of it. If that happens, the pipe will spill hundreds of gallons of water into or under your home. A frozen or burst pipe requires immediate action to prevent major damage. The experts at Apollo Home are experienced at locating and repairing frozen and burst pipes in the coldest of winters. Count on us to arrive promptly and restore your pipes to working order quickly.
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Ideally, your home would be set up to handle your local climate. Sadly, this is not always the case. If your area experiences a winter that is much colder than the norm, your home is most likely not prepared for it, meaning that your pipes are at risk for freezing. Pipes tend to freeze at temperatures below 27 degrees. The pipes most at risk for freezing are those located in unheated interior spaces such as attics, basements, and crawlspaces, since they never see sunlight and are not warmed by your heating system. Poor insulation can also cause your pipes to freeze during cold weather.
When temperatures plummet, burst pipes are one of the leading causes of property damage. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent the chances of your pipes freezing or bursting during cold snaps.
Frozen pipes are at risk for bursting, so the first and most important thing to do is shut off your home’s water supply. Locate and activate your home’s main water shut off valve. If you don’t know where it is, call your utility company’s emergency line to help you locate it.
After that, you should call the experts at Apollo Home at (513) 268-8400 to come thaw your frozen pipe as soon as possible. You can try to warm the area around the frozen pipe, but incorrect methods can be ineffective at best, or damage your pipes at worst. Do not pour boiling water down your drains, as this may damage your pipes. If you identify that the frozen pipe is inside of a wall, get the help of a qualified professional to thaw it instead of risking damage to your home.
Your home’s plumbing is complex and should only be trusted to skilled, reliable professionals. Frozen and burst pipes in particular require a high degree of care and attention to protect your home and minimize damage. The experts at Apollo Home have extensive experience repairing frozen and burst pipes with care and precision. We also offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service so we can be there anytime your pipes freeze, night or day. Our plumbers are standing by!