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THE DANGERS OF
FROZEN PIPES

The Dangers of Frozen Pipes
The Dangers of Frozen Pipes

The Dangers of Frozen Pipes

Imagine it’s a cold winter day, and you can’t wait to come home from work and curl up with a hot cup of tea.   You go to your kitchen, turn on the tap, and no water comes out of the faucet!   Barring an issue with your local water system, you likely have frozen pipes.  It is important to thaw the pipe quickly, before it bursts and causes  catastrophic water damage to your ceiling, drywall, flooring and belongings. 

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Once temperatures fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the water inside your pipes will freeze.  Then the frozen water starts expanding. As it expands, the pressure causes your pipes to crack, eventually resulting in leaks.

How do Pipes freeze?

The four main dangers of frozen pipes are:

What happens when Pipes freeze?

When temperatures drop, pipes contract and water freezes inside, blocking its normal flow and resulting in no water coming out of the faucets.  When a pipe freezes, the expanding ice causes it to crack.  If the ice keeps expanding and the crack is not fixed, the pipe bursts.

Frozen pipe can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Call High Mark today for professional Pipe Repairs. We are your home of 5 Star Service!

Which pipes are more likely to freeze?

Pipes running through parts of your home that aren’t adequately insulated, such as a crawlspace, attic, or garage, are the areas where freezing is most likely to occur.

Keep attic windows and garage doors closed as much as possible during the winter months to help protect these pipes against cold air.

You may want to consider adding insulation in those rooms, providing an additional heat source or removing and reinstalling these pipes elsewhere in your home.

How can you thaw a frozen pipe?

One solution you can try is applying heat directly to the pipes using a hair dryer.  Another remedy is applying hot towels.

Alternatively, you can warm up the surrounding area with space heaters or a heat lamp.

Never use a torch to heat pipes, as this can be a fire hazard, since pipes are often located near walls or joists .  Some homeowners have burnt their house down and died.

Instead, follow these guidelines when your pipes freeze: 

If you can’t thaw the pipe, call a plumber who can pinpoint the problem and thaw it quickly.

How can you thaw a frozen pipe?

To prevent frozen pipes, you can run hot water through different parts of your plumbing in the winter,  leave cabinet doors open to let warm air circulate around the pipes, and adding foam insulation to pipes.

Professional Plumbing Service in Vancouver and our service areas

The team of High Mark is your best choice for all of your plumbing services.  At High Mark we offer professional technicians, 5 Star Customer Service and no surprise Up Front Pricing.   

We service many cities and towns in BC and Alberta.  Check out our services in  

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The Dangers of Frozen Pipes

Imagine it’s a cold winter day, and you can’t wait to come home from work and curl up with a hot cup of tea.   You go to your kitchen, turn on the tap, and no water comes out of the faucet!   Barring an issue with your local water system, you likely have frozen pipes.  It is important to thaw the pipe quickly, before it bursts and causes  catastrophic water damage to your ceiling, drywall, flooring and belongings. 

What are the Benefits of a Furnace Tune Up?

Once temperatures fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the water inside your pipes will freeze.  Then the frozen water starts expanding. As it expands, the pressure causes your pipes to crack, eventually resulting in leaks.

How do Pipes freeze?

The four main dangers of frozen pipes are:

What happens when Pipes freeze?

When temperatures drop, pipes contract and water freezes inside, blocking its normal flow and resulting in no water coming out of the faucets.  When a pipe freezes, the expanding ice causes it to crack.  If the ice keeps expanding and the crack is not fixed, the pipe bursts.

Frozen pipe can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Call High Mark today for professional Pipe Repairs. We are your home of 5 Star Service!

Which pipes are more likely to freeze?

Pipes running through parts of your home that aren’t adequately insulated, such as a crawlspace, attic, or garage, are the areas where freezing is most likely to occur.

Keep attic windows and garage doors closed as much as possible during the winter months to help protect these pipes against cold air.

You may want to consider adding insulation in those rooms, providing an additional heat source or removing and reinstalling these pipes elsewhere in your home.

How can you thaw a frozen pipe?

One solution you can try is applying heat directly to the pipes using a hair dryer.  Another remedy is applying hot towels.

Alternatively, you can warm up the surrounding area with space heaters or a heat lamp.

Never use a torch to heat pipes, as this can be a fire hazard, since pipes are often located near walls or joists .  Some homeowners have burnt their house down and died.

Instead, follow these guidelines when your pipes freeze: 

If you can’t thaw the pipe, call a plumber who can pinpoint the problem and thaw it quickly.

How can you thaw a frozen pipe?

To prevent frozen pipes, you can run hot water through different parts of your plumbing in the winter,  leave cabinet doors open to let warm air circulate around the pipes, and adding foam insulation to pipes.

Professional Plumbing Service in Vancouver and our service areas

The team of High Mark is your best choice for all of your plumbing services.  At High Mark we offer professional technicians, 5 Star Customer Service and no surprise Up Front Pricing.   

We service many cities and towns in BC and Alberta.  Check out our services in  

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The information contained in https://highmarkplumbing.com  is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by https://highmarkplumbing.com  and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to https://highmarkplumbing.com   or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on https://highmarkplumbing.com   for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of https://highmarkplumbing.com.