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Dealing With Frozen Pipes

Dealing With Frozen Pipes

One of the most frequent problems that professional plumbers encounter is the problem of frozen water pipes. Unfortunately, a great many homeowners take their home's plumbing systems for granted until there is a major problem; and having frozen water pipes is a major problem. In order to keep your water pipes from freezing and causing burst pipes, you need to understand some basic principles about how the water within your plumbing system reacts to freezing temperatures.

What Causes Water Pipes to Freeze?

Water pipes freeze whenever the outside temperature around the water pipes goes below 32 degrees. Since water freezes at 32 degrees, any of your water pipes that are exposed to these temperatures will eventually freeze up. And when your water pipes freeze up, no more fresh water can enter your house.

Why Should I Care About Frozen Water Pipes?

There are a great many important reasons that you should keep your water pipes from freezing. One of the major problems with frozen water pipes is the amount of damage that can result from them. If your house has copper or an old cast iron plumbing system, then water frozen in the lines can wreak havoc upon your whole plumbing system. The soldered joints on copper water piping can give way and burst under the pressure of your frozen water pipes combined with the pressure of the water that is coming into your plumbing system from the city or your well. When this happens, you have a major plumbing problem.

Why Hire a Professional Plumber?

A professional plumber has years of training and experience at analyzing plumbing systems and taking preventative measures to ensure their safe and efficient operations. A professional plumber will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your home's entire plumbing system and will consult with you about any changes that he recommends to protect your water pipes from freezing.

Sometimes, it may be more economical to replace your old cast iron or copper water lines with newer PEX piping. PEX piping is extremely resistant to cold temperatures. PEX piping will not burst in cold temperatures like pipes made out of cast iron or copper.

Talk to a local plumbing contractor about the various things that you can do to prevent your water pipes from freezing. You can easily find a licensed, bonded and fully insured plumbing contractor in your area who will be happy to help you to take the appropriate measures to keep your plumbing system from freezing.

Is the cold Temecula winter making you think about the security of your plumbing system? Call 24-7 Plumbing and Drain today at (951) 338-9844 for top quality frozen pipe services.


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