Frozen… but not Broken
When most people think of frozen pipes in their home, they automatically think of broken pipes making a huge mess everywhere. It soaks the carpet, subfloors, walls and more, requiring the attention of a water damage professional. But many times, a frozen pipe doesn’t necessarily become a broken pipe. You might have experienced this yourself: You go into a bathroom, during a really cold part of winter, turn on the faucet and either nothing comes out or only a trickle. This is something that must be dealt with quickly before the pipe actually breaks and creates a larger problem.
Prevention is the best course of action. Here are some things you can do when temperatures dip well below freezing:
However, if a frozen pipe does happen your only option is to thaw it. This might take some time. Warm up your house and use safe heat, such as a hair dryer, to warm the area where the pipe is frozen. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or any other heat source fired by fuel and don’t use open flames. If you can’t determine where the frozen pipe is, a plumbing company can help.
And, of course, if the worst happens and a pipe does break, call us at Mae's Carpet Cleaning 704-904-2964 or book online!
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Hi, my name is Juan Dominguez. I'm the owner and operator of Mae's Carpet Cleaning. I have been in business since 1998. I have seen it all, just name it. With my experience and continued education, I have been put in a position where I am capable and would love to share what I know with you.