Chicago Frozen Pipe Repair Services
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Is your plumbing system protected from the cold weather ahead? Common plumbing problems homeowners experience during the winter involve frozen pipes. This can cost thousands of dollars in damage if not caught in time. Fortunately, you have a local Chicago frozen pipe repair team ready to assist with frozen pipe emergencies. Captain Rooter promises 24/7 emergency service, which means we will be at your door ASAP no matter what time or day it is.
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Where are frozen pipes often found?
Most frozen water pipes occur in areas where the pipes are not properly insulated, such as the garage, crawl spaces, and non-insulated outside walls.
In some cases, pipes underneath sinks or in basements are the first to burst. With even the tiniest of cracks, a pipe can disperse as much as 250 gallons of water within 24 hours, which can lead to thousands of dollars in property damage. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that only certain types of pipes, such as older metal or copper pipes, will burst. However, any pipe that freezes can burst, whether it's copper, steel, or PVC.
How do you know if you have this problem?
One of the most effective ways to determine if you have frozen pipes is to turn on the hot and cold water at the sink and note the water flow. If there is little or no water flowing from the tap, chances are the pipes are frozen. If you suspect this, shut off the main water valve to reduce pressure on the pipes, then give us a call immediately.
What can we do to help?
With over 35 years of plumbing experience, our team at Captain Rooter features the right combination of training and equipment to tackle the toughest frozen pipe problems.
Using an electric pipe thawer is one of the ways we can quickly and safely repair frozen pipes and get them working like new again. With these machines, only a thin layer of ice inside the pipe needs to be melted in order to allow sufficient water flow to resume. Depending on the amount of pipe that's frozen, it can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes to get everything thawed out. For homes that have older copper pipes, it may take as much as one hour before all is clear.
How can you avoid this problem in the future?
Not only will we help you repair frozen pipes, but we will also advise you on ways to prevent this problem from happening again.
- Make sure the heat is turned on no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit
- Open all cabinet doors under sinks in your bathroom and kitchen to allow heat to reach the pipes inside
- Let a small trickle of water drip from your faucets to keep the lines open
- Insulate all exposed pipes, or wrap them in heat tape
By following these tips, you can avoid the mess and inconvenience of frozen pipes. If you do find yourself with a burst pipe due to freezing temperatures, call us right away and we will dispatch a plumber to your property ASAP.
Leave the hard work to us! Captain Rooter will help you thaw and repair frozen pipes so you can get back to your normal routine in no time. Call today at (773) 840-7800 for your FREE estimate and to set up an immediate appointment.