What to Do If a Frozen Pipe Bursts

What to Do If a Frozen Pipe Bursts

Severe weather costs Americans millions of dollars in damages. With economic losses estimated in the billions, it’s crucial that property owners do everything they can to prevent any possible risks. If a pipe bursts and sustains even an extremely small crack, it can release 250 gallons of water a day.

A pipe burst may cause financial and emotional stress. There are ways in which you can release some of the financial stress, but you will need to act fast in order to prevent more damage.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Pipes burst in freezing temperatures. The easiest way to prevent pipes from freezing is to not expose them to freezing temperatures.

If you have pipes that are exposed to the elements, it is best to have them re-routed by a plumber.

It is also helpful to wrap water pipes in foam insulation, which helps the water inside to maintain a constant temperature.

What to Do If Your Pipes Are Frozen

If your pipes are frozen but have yet to burst, take immediate action. Generally, if you are able to heat the pipes back up you can avoid a disaster.

How to Fix Frozen Pipe Bursts

If the pipe bursts, but is still frozen inside, shut off the water immediately. If the water is already rushing out of the pipe, take the same steps to shut off the water and call a plumber.

Your homeowner’s policy may not cover you if you leave without taking any precautions. Turn off the water to your home and drain the water lines if you decide to leave home.

Keep in mind that your first step should always be to shut off the main water source, and take the necessary steps in order to keep your pipes from bursting from the start. Water pipe insulation can cost as little as 50 cents.

Contact Climate Design for Plumbing Services

The plumbing professionals at Climate Design are here to keep you comfortable all year round—including keeping your water pipes insulated and ready for any weather conditions. Contact our team today to learn more about water pipe insulation or to schedule an appointment for your home plumbing insulation.

We provide services all over Tampa Bay: Clearwater, Largo, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, St. Pete Beach, Eastlake, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, New Port Richey.

Call (888) 572-7245 to schedule your appointment