When the winter weather starts to set in, one of the first things that should be on your mind is the possibility of frozen pipes and having a good plumbing company in mind for frozen pipe repairs.
At PlumbWize, we have been providing unparalleled plumbing expertise and emergency plumbing services for years, and our team of highly competent, licensed, professional plumbers know exactly what it takes to make sure our client’s homes and businesses are well protected and well attended to during the harsh Ontario winter.
Frozen pipes are so dangerous because, when they expand due to freezing water, the pipe can actually end up bursting open. The pressure from a frozen pipe can reach up to 3000psi or more. Even just a few minutes of water running through a burst pipe can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage that may be not insured.
One of the best things that a homeowner can do to mitigate the risks associated with frozen and bursts pipes is employ a prevention strategy. The best thing to do is to make sure that any of your home’s external piping is well-protected and insulated from the cold. This is the first preventative step you should take. All of your doors and windows should also have caulking and/or weather stripping to protect against any of your home’s interior pipes freezing. If you utilize a sprinkler system outside, take time to make sure that it is fully drained before disconnecting it and storing it safely inside, away from the elements.
Sometimes, an especially big freeze can end up doing irreparable damage to your pipes and frozen pipe repair is out of the question. Sometimes pipes need to be replaced entirely. Fortunately, PlumbWize is also skilled at replacing frozen pipes that are beyond repair. Frozen pipes, especially those that have burst and been severely damaged, can end up shutting down your home’s entire plumbing system, depending on where and how the pipe has burst. We often get calls for in the winter for this exact reason. We have plumbers standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure that our clients are never without high-quality plumbing expertise, whenever it may be needed. We show up promptly and utilize only the leading industry practices and tools to make sure that the job gets done right the first time. We are in and out quickly, we leave a job site neat and tidy, and we stand by our work each and every time.
If you are worried about the upcoming winter, especially if you live in an older home, or you rent or own space for your business in an older building, know that you have an ally in PlumbWize. We respond quickly and employ a dedicated team of experienced and highly-qualified plumbers that will make it their mission to ensure that your home and/or business’s plumbing is never out of commission for long. Get in touch with PlumbWize today and let us help you handle your frozen and burst pipe repair needs.