Frozen Pipes

Extremely cold temperatures can also cause damage to your pipes and plumbing systems. In Canada, 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.

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 you pipe is frozen?

  • Always check the pipes located on outside walls
  • Hose-bibs are the biggest culprit and freeze frequently
  • The pipes are extremely cold to touch
  • Frost developed on the pipes
  • No water flowing from faucets

Once you suspect that your pipes are frozen, do not wait. Contact our plumbing experts to come to your home and unfreeze your 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. 

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 technicians today!

What You Should Do When Your Pipes Freeze

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:

  • Exposed pipes
  • Water supply pipes in unheated areas
  • Pipes in walls with little to no insulation

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