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Frozen Pipes Repair Services

Why Do Pipes Get Frozen?

In Edmonton, we suffer from winters with harsh temperatures that go well below freezing. These cold days put your pipes at risk for freezing, turning the water into solid ice and causing dangerous blockages. Extremely cold temperatures can also cause damage to your pipes and plumbing systems.

When the temperatures drop, your pipes may be at risk. If your pipes are not properly insulated, frozen pipes are cause for concern. Once your pipes are frozen, this ice can continue to expand. If this issue is left unresolved, it can cause your pipe to burst or crack.

How to know if your pipe is frozen?


What to do If Pipes are Frozen?

Once you suspect that your pipes are frozen, do not wait. Contact our plumbing experts to come to your home to unfreeze and repair your frozen pipes to prevent any further issues, bursts, or cracks.
We understand that your frozen pipes occur at inconvenient times. Our team of experienced technicians work around-the-clock to provide you with solutions to any of your plumbing needs – no matter the time of day or night.
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If you have frozen pipes, you want to trust Capital Plumbing & Heating to restore the function of your home quickly to mitigate any additional damage. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our plumbers today!

What You Should Do When Your Pipes Freeze

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes - 5 Useful Tips

If you suspect that your pipes are frozen, you first need to shut off your main water valve to take pressure off your pipes and prevent flooding. If you can spot the blockage, you may be able to thaw the ice yourself with the help of a space heater or hairdryer.

Contact our professionals so we can make our way to your home to inspect and thaw the leak and prevent any other damages.

While all poorly-insulated pipes are susceptible to freezing when the temperatures drop dramatically, there are some pipes that freeze more frequently, including:

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? We’ve got you covered! Check out our FAQ for quick answers to common queries. Need info not covered? Reach out, and we’ll happily assist with any questions or concerns you have. We’re here to help!

1. How Much Does It Cost to Repair Frozen Pipes?

The cost of repairing frozen pipes depends on several factors, such as the location, length, and extent of the damage. The average cost of repairing a burst pipe is $500, but it can range from $100 to $4,000 depending on the situation.

2. Can Frozen Pipes Be Fixed?

Yes, frozen pipes can be fixed by repairing any cracks or bursts. However, this is not a DIY job and requires professional assistance. We offer expert frozen pipes repair services in Edmonton, with experienced technicians who can unfreeze and fix your pipes quickly and safely.

3. What Is the Best Solution for Frozen Pipes?

The best solution for frozen pipes is to prevent them from freezing in the first place by taking proper precautions, such as insulating your pipes, disconnecting hose bibbs, installing pressure relief valves, and keeping your faucets dripping during cold weather. If your pipes are already frozen, you should shut off the main water valve and call a plumber as soon as possible.

4. At What Temperature Do Pipes Freeze?

A general rule is that pipes can freeze when the temperature drops below 0°C (32°F). Pipes that are exposed, unheated, or poorly insulated are more vulnerable to freezing than pipes that are protected, heated, or well insulated.

5. How Do Plumbers Unfreeze Pipes in Walls?

Plumbers use various methods to unfreeze pipes in walls, depending on the accessibility and severity of the problem. Some common techniques include using a heat gun, a blowtorch, a space heater, or a heating pad to apply heat to the affected area. Plumbers can also use specialized equipment, such as infrared cameras or thermal imaging, to locate hidden pipes.

6. What Should I Do If My Pipes Are Frozen?

If you suspect that your pipes are frozen, you should act fast to minimize the damage and avoid a burst. You should first turn off the main water valve and open the faucets to relieve the pressure. Then, you should try to locate the frozen section and apply gentle heat if possible. You should also contact a plumber immediately to inspect and repair your pipes.

7. What Are the Dangers of Frozen Pipes?

Frozen pipes are not only inconvenient, but also hazardous. They can cause water loss, increased bills, low water pressure, poor air quality, and mold growth. Moreover, frozen pipes can burst, causing flooding, water damage, structural damage, and electrical hazards. Therefore, it is essential to prevent and fix frozen pipes as soon as possible.

8. Should i turn off water if pipes are frozen?

Yes, turn off the water supply ASAP! When pipes freeze, the expanding cold can burst and flood your home. Taking immediate action to turn off the water can help mitigate the risk of these issues, preventing potential disasters and the need for extensive repairs.

Real Customer Reviews on Google

Kevin ConradKevin Conrad
18:16 16 Feb 24
Great customer service, great job, always great at explaining everything
Joshua LothamerJoshua Lothamer
04:11 16 Feb 24
Friendly, informative, and overall a pleasure to deal with Chris. Capital Plumbing unfortunately has a $99 show up fee, understandable, and I did not compare prices so will not attest to that but they showed up within 24 hours when a lot of others said within a week.
Jeanette SpanikJeanette Spanik
08:21 10 Feb 24
Prompt & Courteous Service.
George RamsayGeorge Ramsay
18:42 09 Feb 24
Chris is an excellent hard working gentleman. Very satisfied.
Michael NiemiMichael Niemi
20:33 08 Feb 24
I used Capital Plumbing at my old residence. They were the best then and still continue to be today. I knew when I called for service for my new place I would definitely get the same service. I was right and they didn’t disappoint. The technician was excellent. The lady that answered the phone was the best customer service representative I have ever talk to. They are very lucky to have such a great representative for their company answer the phone. It all starts with the phone call. I would 100% recommend this company to everyone
Josiah DyckerhoffJosiah Dyckerhoff
18:27 24 Jan 24
(Updated from 1 to 3 stars) They eventually did the work they said they would do but:- they didn’t do the work the first time they came- I had to call them six times to get them to finally listen and come back without charging me even more- the tech complained to my wife that the job was underquoted (even though the quote was given on site after a thorough examination of our system)- I have no way of checking whether he did a good job or rushed through it because he thought we weren’t paying enoughI give 3 stars because the job was eventually completed but I had to hound them and argue to get them to do the job they originally agreed to for the price they quoted. If you want the full story, read on.I asked them to come give me a quote for a water softener and descaling - they originally told me it would be a free quote and then tried to change that to be $100 for a “service call”, which I had to argue to avoid.The tech was friendly and helpful, so I agreed to do the descaling for about $500. After maybe 45 minutes he said he couldn’t do the descaling because he didn’t know if the unit was designed to be descaled, and he admitted he didn’t really do anything for me. He charged me a reduced price but still over $250, and I didn’t think I had any choice. After he left I called the boiler manufacturer and within 10 minutes found out it should be descaled.It took two weeks of me calling over and over, speaking to different receptionists and hearing various reasons they couldn’t do it yet or couldn’t confirm a price and then they would just stop calling me back. Finally I was told I would have to pay the full original price on top of what I already paid. I said that was unacceptable because all I am asking is for them to do what they originally said they would do and I am willing to pay the difference.I was told a manager would reach out to me to discuss. Mid afternoon I called again and was told he had just stepped out but would call as soon as he got back. Finally the next morning he called back and agreed to do what I was asking, and a tech came the next week. The tech was at our house for about 1.5 hours and complained that we were underquoted but still honoured the price.
04:59 28 Dec 23
Second time I’ve used Capital Plumbing because first experience was fantastic as was my current experience. Dave is very knowledgeable and explained everything. Explained the cost process before picking up a part. Will be definitely requesting Dave when needed in the future. Thank you so much.
19:49 21 Nov 23
Dave and the team were great! I had an issue with my in-floor heating and they were easy to schedule, on time to the appointment and very pleasant!They even returned on a courtesy after my initial appointment to validate everything was working. Thank you!!