Frozen pipes are often just a few, short hours — or even minutes — from bursting. Burst pipes can causes thousands of gallons of water to leak throughout your house — destructive and costly. That’s why our expert Benjamin Franklin plumbers are always ready to come to the rescue. We’ll act quickly to diagnose the problem and thaw your pipes before they burst, preventing thousands of dollars in water damage!
When frozen pipes burst, the damage can leave your house uninhabitable for weeks at a time, while costing you tens of thousands in repair costs. Don’t trust anyone but an expert plumber in an emergency like this. Work with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to limit the damage and ensure you can be back at home ASAP.
When facing a potentially five-figure danger, many Lancaster homeowners partner with a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to install heat tape. Heat tape is a specialized electrical wire installed on your water pipes. When powered on, the heat tape produces electrical heat that keeps the water and the pipes themselves warm. Also, check out our protection plans to make frozen pipe prevention a yearly guarantee.
If while using your water you notice the flow is running slower than normal you should call a professional plumber right away. Frozen pipes can usually be corrected by a professional before additional damage has a change to be done.
The first thing you should do is to shut off the main water line leading into your home. By doing this, it will help to reduce and extra pressure on the frozen pipe. Too much pressure can cause frozen pipes to burst, which could lead to flooding.
The second thing you should take care of after shutting off the water main, is to attempt to thaw the section of pipe that is frozen. Some ways you can do this is with a hair dryer or by wrapping a warm wet towel around the pipe. However, do not use an open flame. If you are unable to tell where the frozen pipes or pipe sections are located, give us a call! We’ll locate the frozen section and help thaw the pipe before any further damage occurs.
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