Frozen Pipe Repair

Freezing temperatures can be detrimental to your home’s plumbing system because water expands as it freezes, which can turn freezing pipes into bursting pipes. So if you’re facing this severe issue at your property, it’s best to call the professionals at Ben Franklin Plumbing right away. Our emergency services are available 24/7, so plumbing help is never far away.

Frozen Pipe Emergency Help in Albany

When water pipes reach the freezing point, they’re often just minutes away from bursting. Burst pipes are destructive and costly because they can cause damage to your home and belongings. By calling Ben Franklin for frozen pipe emergency help, you can potentially prevent thousands of dollars of damage from occurring in your home.

Water Pipe Bursting Emergency Help

Unfortunately, bursting water pipes can render a house uninhabitable for weeks on end and cost tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs. That’s why it’s so important to only contact trusted professionals to handle a job like this. The experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can get the situation under control to minimize the damage.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

One of the best methods to prevent your pipes from freezing is to install heat tape. Heat tape is a specialized electrical wire installed on your water pipes. When turned on, heat tape produces electrical heat that keeps pipes warm enough to prevent freezing and, ultimately, bursting. Ask your Benjamin Franklin Plumber about this great option today!

What Should You Do If You Have Frozen Pipes?

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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