When temperatures begin dropping to below freezing, there’s a chance that the water in your pipes will freeze – especially if your pipes aren’t properly insulated. When this happens, the pipes could expand and burst, which could result in some serious water damage to your home.
If you think that you have an issue with frozen pipes, you’ll want to schedule one of our professional plumbers at Stang Plumbing & Heating to come and perform a thorough inspection of your plumbing.
Signs Your Pipes Might Be Frozen
If you notice any of the following signs that your pipes may be frozen, contact us immediately to schedule an inspection. We will determine if your pipes have frozen or if they have burst and make the necessary repairs.
- Your pipes are producing strange sounds - If you hear a bubbling noise whenever you use the toilet or sink, it’s because air isn’t able to escape to the sewer lines. Other sounds to listen for include whistling, clanking or banging sounds. You’ll want to have the pipes inspected right away – increased water pressure could cause the pipes to burst.
- There’s water damage or leaks in your walls - If a frozen pipe has burst, then it could leak water into your walls and ceiling. If you notice wet spots on a ceiling and it’s not a ceiling that’s right below the roof, then there’s a good chance it’s from a broken pipe.
- There are problems with the flow of water – If you turn a faucet on and water either doesn’t come out or it comes out in an uneven, slow stream, then there may be a clog in the pipe (caused by ice) or a break.
- There’s condensation on your pipes – If you notice any condensation or frost built up on the pipes in your home that are exposed, then you should avoid turning on the water. It’s a pretty good sign that your pipes are frozen and turning on the water could result in the pipes bursting if they haven’t already.
- There’s a strange odor – Strange odors usually signify that there’s backup or that one of your pipes is broken.
If your pipes are frozen, then you can still save them by thawing them out. However, because the majority of your plumbing is hidden behind walls and under floors, identifying where the pipes are frozen can be quite challenging – much less reaching your frozen pipes in order to attempt to thaw them out.
Instead of attempting to this yourself, have one of our professional plumbers come identify the frozen pipes and thaw them out for you. We will also make sure that no damage has been done to your pipes. If there was damage, we’ll repair them. In order to prevent your pipes from freezing over during the winter, have your pipes insulated.
Schedule Pipe Repair in Maryland Today
If you think that your pipes have frozen over, then be sure to contact us at Stang Plumbing & Heating in order to schedule a thorough inspection of your plumbing system today.