Frozen And Burst Pipe Repair
Frozen water pipes are a huge problem during wintertime. Pipes can easily burst if they get frozen during freezing weather. If yours do, call for our 24 hour emergency services.
Here in Columbia, CT, we face a lot of cold weather during our winters, so it's important that we try to protect our water pipes from the freezing temperatures.
The reason water pipes get frozen is that when water reaches a freezing temperature, it turns to ice and ice takes up more space than water. The water in pipes that run to your home is pressurized, so when the water freezes it has no where to go when it expands. Even very strong pipes will burst somewhere along the line, more likely at a connection.
By allowing a tiny drip to flow through prior to the water in the pipe freezing, you're effectively depressurizing the pipe. This is why it's recommended to drip your pipes.
You can tell that your water inlet pipes are frozen up simply by turning on the tap. If nothing comes out and the weather dropped below freezing, you likely have a frozen pipe somewhere.
The first thing you need to do if your pipes are frozen is turn off the water to your house. This can be done at the water meter. You can turn off water supply at each stop tap valve located nearby each fixture, such as under the sink or leading to the commode, but this won't shut off the whole system.
Busted Water Pipe
You'll need to call in a professional plumber if your Manchester pipes freeze. If you are trying to thaw your pipes yourself, you could wind up making them burst. When too much heat is applied to a pipe, it can cause more expansion or steam, busting the pipe.
Once a frozen pipe bursts, there's nothing you can do but fix it. Unfortunately, when this happens you may not always be able to tell where the frozen or burst pipe is located because not all pipes are visible. The best way to tell if a pipe burst is if there is no water pressure. If you've noticed a reduction in the pressure, you probably have a leak somewhere and should call in a pro.
Rapid Service LLC is a full service plumbing, electrical, remodeling, and heating contractor in Columbia, CT. We provide both regular repair and installations as well as Emergency 24/7 Repair Services. If you have frozen pipes or a busted water pipe, don't hesitate to call us for fast, professional service you can afford.
We stand on a few principles here at Rapid Service that have allowed us to provide excellent services for our customers. We are dedicated to you:
- To provide the highest quality services possible at a fair price
- To conduct our business and ourselves as individuals with honor and integrity
- To respect our customers, their home or business, their needs and preferences
Our Frozen and Burst Pipe Repair Service Includes:
- Frozen Pipe Repair
- Burst Pipe Repair
- Frozen Pipes
- Frozen Pipes Repair
- Unthawing Frozen Pipes
- Frozen Heating Pipes
- Unfreezing Frozen Pipes
- Drain Cleaning
- Pipe Burst
- Burst Water Pipe
- Water Burst Pipe
- Frozen Burst Pipes
We Provide Frozen and Burst Pipe Repairs to the Following Towns in Connecticut
Manchester, CT | Vernon, CT | East Hartford, CT | Tolland, CT | Bolton, CT | East Hampton, CT | Willimantic, CT | Marlborough, CT | Colchester, CT | Andover, CT | Canterbury, CT | Chaplin, CT | Columbia, CT | Coventry, CT | Ellington, CT | Franklin, CT | Glastonbury, CT | Hampton, CT | Lebanon, CT | Hebron, CT