Thursday, November 25, 2010

Frozen Pipe

If you live in the northern hemisphere, your winter has already started or it is about to do so and, with that comes the problem with frozen pipes.

Thawing frozen pipe becomes in high demand this time of the year and, with that, I would like to share with you some important advices of how to fix frozen pipes.

Why Pipe Freezing Happens Every Year?

The majority of pipe freezing happens in part due to two typical problems: Poor Pipe Insulation and Shallow Pipe Installation with the frozen line.

How To Repair The Problem?

Insulation Problem:

Frozen pipe that is exposed to the cold should be properly insulated from the cold, that's the only way to prevent it from freezing again.

How to do that? Go to your local store, like Home Depot or Lowe's and buy insulation materials and install it around the pipe system, this should be an easy task but, if you think you can't do that, then, you should hire a professional to do that.

It might cost you a few hundreds of dollars but, it might save thousands by preventing a larger scale damage to your home.

Freezing Line:

If your water line or sewer line was installed within the freezing line, chances are that you will always have to deal with frozen pipe. The only to fix such a problem is by replacing the lines and, re-installing them below the freezing line of your area.

Most places consider the freezing line to be below 36", so, if your frozen pipe is under three feet, than, you will likely have to re-do the whole line, please, consult a local professional for further explanation of your particular problem.

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