In the dead of winter, as temperatures hit the below zero mark, many adverse situations can arise as a result in your home or office. Plumbing systems in particular can end up freezing, causing your water supply to cease and pipes to burst. If this happens to you, you should call a licensed Toronto plumbing contractor immediately.
Attempting to repair this type of problem on your own is not recommended, as you don’t have the proper materials, equipment, expertise, or safety gear. You could be seriously injured if you try to heat up pipes on your own. There are many documented cases of people using hair dryers and other small appliances to unfreeze pipes, only to result in accidents and injuries. Once you’ve made the decision to seek help, look for a plumbing company that is licensed, insured, and bonded in your area.
A reputable plumbing contractor will have more than 20 years of experience identifying and eliminating frozen or busted pipes. They should be able to offer you references and customer testimonials.The company should be experienced providing free interior and exterior inspections, as well as taking care of broken sump pumps, drain backups, faulty supply lines, and more. Experienced plumbing professionals will sit down with you, one-on-one, to discuss your repair or replacement options. In some cases, all is needed is a professional de-icing treatment, however, in others, pipes may need to be replaced.
Frozen pipes require immediate attention from a successful, licensed plumbing company. Plumbing emergencies can be quite costly for business and homeowners, especially during the winter.
So what can you do to prevent your pipes from freezing? Here are a few tips for your convenience:
1) Wrap pipes, especially those exposed to cold air, with thermal protective wrapping.
2) Carefully monitor thermostats, and if you will be gone on vacation during the winter, leave the thermostat set at 60 degrees or higher.
3) If your pipes are prone to freezing, you can leave your water on, slightly dripping, during especially frigid weather.
If you don’t take such precautions, you may return to a home that’s been flooded, no water, or a frozen plumbing system. It should not take long for a credible plumbing company to respond if you do have an emergency, as they should have professionals on call for such catastrophes. Make sure you contact a contractor that has experience in the whole range of plumbing categories, from sewer backups to sump pumps. Don’t try to thaw out your plumbing on your own, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Call for Toronto professional help as soon as possible to prevent further plumbing damage.