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Frozen Pipes in Valparaiso

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Indiana winters are known to bring low to freezing temperatures. They are also known for causing frozen pipes or burst pipe to several homes and businesses. When this happens, make sure to contact Young Plumbing immediately. Our friendly staff can dispatch a plumber your way swiftly and can even guide you over the phone on how to turn the water off at the main shut-off valve in the event of a pipe burst to minimize wasting water until we arrive and repair the pipe.

How Long Does It Take Pipes to Unfreeze?

With the right DIY method, you can unfreeze your pipes in about 30-40 minutes. If you leave the pipe alone and don't try to remedy the issue, it can take days to unfreeze depending on the weather and potentially cause serious damage to your plumbing. Pipes start to freeze at about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and the ice can exert pressure reaching 40,000 PSI on the pipes surrounding it.

How Can I Unfreeze My Pipes?

The first thing you want to do is shut off the water supply to the section of pipes you're hoping to unfreeze. If you're working to thaw a drain pipe, the most effective techniques are:

  • Use a space heater or heat lamp, and make sure there's no flammable material within at least a three feet
  • Use a hair dryer and slowly run it up and down the section of pipe you're targeting
  • Wrap the frozen section of pipe in an electric heat cable

If the frozen pipe is inside the wall, your options are more limited by your lack of access, but some techniques you can try include:

  • Open nearby cabinets and closets and turn your home's heat up high
  • Use a fan heater to blow warm air into the vents near the frozen pipe
  • As a last resort, you can cut a hole in the wall around the pipe and use the techniques listed above

If you have a frozen pipe, call the professionals at Young Plumbing! Our plumbers in Valparaiso, IN know how to properly treat it. While it's possible to thaw your frozen pipes by yourself, there may be a wrinkle you didn't anticipate that could lead to serious problems. If you don’t have the proper knowledge on how to deal with a frozen pipe, it's best to just let a professional Valparaiso plumber from our team apply their expertise!

Dealing with a Frozen Pipe? Contact Us As Soon As You Can!

Frozen pipes and pipe bursts are two plumbing services that we treat with utmost urgency. We understand how a pipe burst can lead to severe water damage to your home and belongings, and we want to minimize that risk as much as we can. Our Valparaiso plumbers are ready to serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact us now at Young Plumbing for any pipe emergency service at (219) 240-0075 or use our online form!

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