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Naugatuck Frozen Pipe Repair
Icy winters affect everyone and everything we own. The Naugatuck community, in particular, are no stranger to slippery sidewalks, muddy roads, impossibly cold surroundings, and, at worst, broken plumbing fixtures right where they matter most. That’s right: Frozen pipes at home are an unfortunate reality of the sub-zero season.
Whether due to their underground design or aging materials, pipes can freeze and even explode when continuously exposed to sub-zero temperatures. And because all that water needs to go somewhere, inland flooding is not far behind. That’s why it’s important to check your plumbing system regularly and weatherproof aging fixtures, or plan for qualified winter replacements.
What to look out for?
- Pipes that are embedded in external walls, like those of the garden hose.
- Pipes which are under the sinks attached to the exterior walls
- Pipes which is near open, draft or broken windows, as well as those on poorly insulated walls
SHOULD YOU CALL A PROFESSIONAL?
When finding frozen pipes, the question of what to do can be controversial. Do you defrost them quickly or slowly? What do you use to do the job? Here are two reasons why you should enlist the help of a professional.
The biggest problem you might face when trying to defrost your pipes yourself is that you could end up with a broken pipe. This not only causes flooding problems but can also be incredibly dangerous if you are near the pipeline when it explodes. We strongly recommend that you do not try to thaw your pipes just for this problem, let a professional who has the experience and the tools to do the job properly.