Frozen pipes and frozen water lines; how to prevent frozen pipes, what not to do, and what to do, if you have frozen pipes.
One day when I was going through a man's home replacing sections of pipe that burst because they froze and broke, the man asked me (with one of the broken pipes in his hand):
How cold does it have to get for pipes to freeze?
I answered 31 degrees Fahrenheit. He looked at me like I was crazy, but that is all it takes for a pipe to freeze.
Fixing frozen pipes is a serious matter, and you should consult a professional for a frozen drain pipe or frozen water pipe.
What Is Your Frozen Pipe Problem?
- Fix frozen pipe
- Fix frozen water pipe
- Thaw frozen pipe
- Prevent frozen pipes
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Thawing Frozen Pipes
Your boiler is making a funny noise and you shut it down, the noise may not be a big deal, call a plumber let them listen to the noise over the phone, in most cases we know if the noise is a big deal or not.
We had a woman with a squeaky circulator, she was so afraid of the noise she turned the boiler off and called a glorified handyman, who told her it was ok to leave the heat off till she could afford to call a plumber.
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Prevent Frozen Pipes
What to do prevent pipes from freezing:
- Keep all of your thermostats set above 55 degrees
- Have your heating system serviced and in good repair before you leave.
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