Frozen Pipes Thawed - Burst Pipes Repaired Replaced
MASTER PLUMBING & DRAIN CLEANING carries special tools for thawing frozen pipes. If your pipes have burst, we will typically replace the section that has sustained freeze damage. We serve Stratford, Bridgeport, Milford, Trumbull, and most towns in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Any water pipes located in outside walls, crawl spaces and attics that are not properly insulated are vulnerable to freezing and bursting. In such areas, during extreme cold weather (typically 20 degrees Fahrenheit and below), it is advisable to open faucets to the point where water steadily drips. This practice can often prevent a water pipe from freezing (and ultimately bursting). Under extraordinary conditions, (low temperature and improper insulation) pipes can freeze even with a slow flow of water running through them.
You should know where the main shut-off valve is in your home. Typically it is located near the water meter, or where the main water line enters your home. If a water pipe bursts, you should shut off the water at the main shut-off valve and phone us. If you don't know where your main shut-off valve is, phone us at 203 386-1730.
NEVER TRY THAWING A FROZEN PIPE WITH AN OPEN FLAME! That is a sure way to start a fire in your home. You could also damage the pipe you are attempting to thaw. While some have reported success using a hair dryer, (WE SUGGEST YOU DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS) the process is often tedious, time consuming and unsuccessful, (as it is often difficult to access the frozen section of pipe). You should never operate an electrical appliance where standing water is present. MASTER PLUMBING & DRAIN CLEANING has special tools designed for the specific purpose of thawing frozen pipes.
Heading out for an extended period during cold weather? Don't lower your heat to the point where your pipes become vulnerable to freezing. You can also turn off your main shut-off valve as described above to protect yourself in the event a pipe bursts.
If you think your pipes have frozen, turn off your water at the main shut-off valve, leave your faucets turned on and phone us!
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