If you’ve lived your whole life in Cleveland, then you are no stranger to this cold weather. Which means you are probably familiar with frozen pipes, and what can happen if they are left frozen – bursting.
As water freezes inside of your pipes, it will try to expand. When it expands, it pushes against the sides of your pipes, any nearby valves, seams, and faucets. That freezing and pushing action puts a lot of stress on your pipes and causes them to rupture and burst.
Unfortunately, once they’re frozen, they’re stuck that way – unless you take action. There are a few ways you can thaw out those frozen pipes and we suggest trying them as soon as you can to reduce the risk of the pipe’s bursting.
It’s important to note that before you try any of the below methods, you should first turn off the water at the stop valve to help relieve the pressure on the frozen pipe.
Pipes can be resilient, though, and these efforts may not work. If you’ve tried everything you could and still find yourself in a pipe bursting situation, take the following action before calling a professional to reduce the damage as much as possible.
Once you have taken care of those four things, it’s time to call in a Pompeii’s Plumbing and Heating professional. We are fully trained in dealing with burst pipes, and will handle the situation with care. We promise to get your plumbing back to working like normal in no time. Call us today!