Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Frozen Pipes’

The Biggest Home Disaster to Prepare for

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Unconventional weather events are pretty normal at this point, despite the “unconventional” part. Ice storms, arctic blasts, polar vortexes, and more are starting to cause us to make some life choices when it comes to our houses. As the weather changes, so too must our plumbing strategies.

Luckily, plumbing systems are pretty unique in the fact that they run all-year round despite the weather. A plumbing system isn’t going to run any differently in the winter than it would in the spring, summer, or fall. But you might encounter different problems depending on how the weather turns out.

Before the next arctic blast or polar vortex, we’d like to talk about the elephant in the room–potential frozen pipes in Bloomington. We’ll discuss what they are, how they come about, and why they’re one of the most insidious problems to encounter when you lose power or encounter a sudden temperature drop this winter.

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Our Guide to Preventing Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Frozen pipes can be a nightmare to encounter. Before you know it, you’ve got a burst pipe and the moment it thaws you’re going to be dealing with a pretty substantial water leak. We want to quell your anxiety first and foremost by reassuring you that we’re the pros to call when you encounter this kind of thing. We can fix burst pipes, patch leaks when things start to thaw, and we can even give you some advice as to how to avoid this kind of situation from happening again.

The important thing to remember is that frozen pipes in Bloomington should never be addressed by a homeowner unless you’re just trying to stop things from getting worse before a professional arrives. Burst pipes can usually become heavy-duty leaks, and without the right equipment, you could see your property damaged and a lot of wasted water.

Here are a few things you can do to avoid this nightmare scenario.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, December 4th, 2017

burst-pipeYou probably have a lot on your mind during the fall and winter seasons, what with the holidays and getting ready for the end of the year. We hate to add to your mental load, but there is one other thing that you should probably take steps to deal with this winter: frozen pipes. Frozen pipes are common in areas of the home where the pipes are not properly insulated, such as those serving outdoor faucets or under the kitchen sink.

As the water in the pipe freezes, it expands outwards, putting immense pressure on the pipe walls. This can eventually cause the pipe to crack and rupture, causing water damage and often leading to pipe replacement. So, it’s important that you make sure to lessen the chance of your home’s pipes freezing as much as possible this winter. Learn how below.

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