Frozen pipes are a common problem in the colder months. Freezing temperatures can not only impact your water flow, but they can also cause serious damage to your pipes and property’s interior. Cracks, leaks, and clogs are all common repairs due to frozen pipes and our team at Apollo Drain and Rooter Services has the expertise to repair your lines fast as well as preventing freezing in the first place.
How to Tell if Your Pipes Are Frozen
Some cases of frozen pipes are more obvious than others, here are some of the most common symptoms to look out for when it comes to frozen pipes:
- The temperature is right – if the temperature outside drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s a good idea to begin preparing your pipes for the cold weather.
- You notice frost – the most obvious sign that your pipes are frozen is frost that has accumulated on the exterior. This is mainly noticeable on exterior pipes or underneath sinks.
- No running water – trouble with water flow can be due to a variety of causes and a frozen pipe is one of them. If you are turning on the faucet and hardly anything comes out, it is time to call a professional.
- Foul odor – if you are noticing a foul odor coming from your pipes, it could be because your pipe is blocked with ice, causing unwanted odors to escape back into your home.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
Our experts at Apollo are skilled at preparing all types of properties for cold weather. Calling a professional before your pipes are subject to freezing is the best way to prevent any issues. We will send a technician out to your property to perform a thorough inspection of the state of your pipes and insulate them properly.
Apollo’s Repair Services
If you are past prevention, Apollo has the technology and experience to repair your pipes and get them working like new. We will conduct a quality inspection on your pipelines and begin the thawing process. Once we have eliminated any frost, we will move forward with any necessary repairs.
In some cases, a frozen pipe can cause damage to a section of your pipeline system. If this is the case, we offer our trenchless service of CIPP lining. This process involves creating a new, durable lining for your pipe from the interior. This repair is simple, fast, and affordable.
If your damaged pipe is severe enough to require a replacement, our team at Apollo may recommend pipe bursting. With pipe bursting, we are able to replace the section of damaged line by breaking it apart with a bursting head and bringing in a new one – all without digging.
Whether you have frozen pipes on your property, or want to prevent them from happening, Apollo Drain and Rooter Services is here to help. Call us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.