Each year, many residents of Ajax, ON, and nearby areas deal with frozen and burst water pipes. Water expands as it freezes, putting significant pressure on your pipes that can cause them to burst. Whether you’ve just noticed your pipes have frozen or suspect they’ve succumbed to pressure, contact Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services.
We provide top-notch frozen pipe and burst pipe repair services in Ajax, ON, and nearby areas like Uxbridge, Bowmanville, and Mitchell Corners. As a family-owned and operated company, we work hard to deliver tailored solutions backed by industry-leading warranties. Contact us for upfront pricing, clean and courteous service, and fast response times.
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Signs You Have a Frozen or Burst Pipe
The most common high-risk areas for freezing include exposed pipes and pipes in walls that have little or no insulation. Pipes most susceptible to freezing include the outside hose bib and swimming pool supply lines. Fortunately, knowing the warning signs of frozen pipes can help protect your family from unwanted expenses and needless hardship.
Typical signs of a frozen pipe include:
- Bulging pipes
- Limited water
- Gurgling sounds
- Smelly water
- Condensation and cracks
What To Do If Your Pipes Freeze
As soon as you suspect a frozen hose bib or any other pipe, shut off your water main or water to the frozen pipe area to release pressure from the pipes and minimize flooding. If you can see the ice blockage, a hair dryer, space heater, or hot towels might help you thaw it temporarily. For long-term solutions or for pipes you can’t see, contact a professional plumber for help.
Our licensed and experienced plumbers at Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services can provide long-term solutions to pipe freezing problems. We help design, repair, and install plumbing systems that meet the highest industry standards and conform to regulatory building codes.
Do you have an issue with your water main? We offer water main repair services too. Contact us to schedule service!
Winterization and Dewinterization
If you’re planning to be away from your home for a while, we recommend you winterize it to make it ready for any harsh weather. The following tips should help you winterize your home:
- Adjust your thermostat to keep your pipes from freezing.
- Shut off the water main.
- Drain your water heater, along with interior pipes.
- Insulate pipes with foam insulators.
Similarly, you should dewinterize your home after the cold season to restore proper flow to your pipes. The process involves reopening pipes and water lines for use after leaving your home vacant during the cold season. Contact us for professional help!