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Frozen & Burst Repair Service When You Need It
Affordable & Prompt Diagnosis & Repair Service For frozen or burst pipes in elmhurst, illlinois
Is your water pressure suddenly very low? If it’s wintertime, it could mean you have a water line starting to freeze. And that in turn can mean extensive, costly damage if the problem isn’t promptly diagnosed and corrected. MAS Plumbing is equipped to do just that.
Frozen Pipe Service In Elmhurst
One of the dangers of winter is frozen water pipes. Frozen pipes are not a common problem in newer homes, but older homes tend to be at higher risk because of older insulation and lack of winterizing techniques back when they were built. When pipes freeze, water flow is stopped, leading to ice forming and expanding. This can cause the sides of your pipes to expand and possibly break. When the pipes break and thaw the water starts to flow again, leaking out where you don’t want it to. If you are experiencing frozen or burst pipes, call MAS Plumbing immediately. Our team will provide a FREE quote right over the phone or via email.
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Winterizing Water Lines
Ensuring that your pipes are well insulated is vital to prevent them from freezing. This is especially important on pipes on outside walls and in the basement if the basement is unfinished and gets cold. However, pipe insulation is not the only thing to watch out for. Exterior fixtures are more vulnerable to the cold than pipes inside the walls. Outside fixtures, such as faucets, often have shut-off valves on the inside of the home. To winterize these, close the shut-off valve and then open the fixture to allow the water to drain.
Preventative Measures You Can Take
The most important step you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing is ensuring that the temperature inside your home does not drop below 55 degrees. If you are going to be out of town during the winter months, we recommend that you open any cabinets that house pipes on an outside wall. Keeping a slow stream of water can also help prevent your pipes from freezing. However, if you notice no water coming out or a slow-running faucet stops, it may mean a pipe has frozen. The damage to the integrity of the pipe might not have started yet, so it is crucial to unfreeze the pipe. When attempting to defrost a pipe, do not use an open flame. Open flames are a potential fire hazard. We also recommend that you do not leave electrical devices, such as space heaters, operational and unsupervised. The best method is to use a blow dryer or hot towels.
Plumbers In Elmhurst
If you can not thaw a line with a blow dryer or hot towel, stop there. The problem is bigger than just the exposed pipes you can see, and if there is a bigger problem inside the wall then thawing it yourself might cause more problems. We can help defrost frozen pipes and provide any necessary water line repairs. Call MAS Plumbing and we’ll come out and get your pipes back in working order quickly.