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Frozen Drain Pipe Repair
A common problem in homes and businesses throughout the country, especially in the winter months, is drain pipes freezing over. This can lead to a range of problems within the property and prevent the pipes from working as they should. For frozen drain pipe repair from the professional team at Drainage Care, get in touch with our team today.
Here at Drainage Care, we specialise in helping residential and commercial properties to overcome any drainage problems they might be suffering from. We can provide complete repair and replacement services for all kinds of drainage systems. We can clear all kinds of blockages and provide a range of cost-effective treatments to homes and businesses in the South of England.
Why do Drain Pipes Become Frozen?
Drain pipes are often exposed to the effects of the weather. While this isn’t a problem most of the year, they can occasionally freeze in the winter months. This can be made much worse if the pipe has sitting water inside it. If this water freezes, it can make the entire drain pipe much more difficult to thaw.
Frozen plumping pipes and drain pipes can be more prone to freezing than others due to their size and location. The drain pipes which are most at risk of being frozen during the winter months are:
- Pipes within Exterior Walls.
- Any Exterior Plumbing.
- Exposed Pipes in Unheated Areas of the Home.
Frozen pipes need to be thawed as quickly as possible. Otherwise, they can easily burst or sustain other damage. In these cases, you need to get in touch with a team of frozen drain pipe repair specialists.
Why Do Freezing Pipes Burst?
Not all pipes will burst when they freeze. In fact, most of them won’t. These drains are only likely to sustain real damage if there is water inside them. When water freezes, it expands. This can place a phenomenal amount of pressure on otherwise perfectly serviceable drain pipes. This pressure isn’t just limited to the pipe itself either; in many cases, frozen water can increase the pressure throughout the entire system.
This pressure only needs to find itself close to a tiny leak, a loose connection or a hairline crack in any kind of pipe. As soon as it finds a weak point, this pressure will cause the pipe to burst. This can cause a great deal of water damage throughout your property. The only way to prevent, or to recover from this issue, is to get in touch with a professional team of frozen drain repair specialists.
How Do I Identify Frozen Pipes in My Home or Business?
There are several different ways to identify a frozen pipe. For example, if the pipe is exposed, you should be able to see if it is covered in frost. Similarly, it might be slightly thicker than normal as the water causes the pipe to bulge before bursting. If the pipes affected are not exposed, then there are a couple of quick tests you can run.
If you suspect you are suffering from frozen drain pipes, test them as soon as you wake up. Drains are most likely to freeze and burst overnight. If your taps won’t flow, or your toilet struggles to fill after flushing, then you may be dealing with frozen pipes.
How to Thaw Frozen Pipes?
The problem with frozen pipes only really develops after they are thawed. The frozen water will not escape while it is ice. As soon as the pipe and the water within starts to thaw, you may need to call in the experts at frozen drain pipe repair.
You can use a wide range of things to quickly thaw and heat up your drainage pipes – just make sure you have a mop and bucket on standby. Some of the most useful pieces of equipment are:
- Space Heaters and Heat Lamps.
- Hair Dryers.
- Heat Tape.
- Thick, Warm Towels.
Frozen Drain Pipe Repair from the Experts at Drainage Care
The Drainage Care team can offer a complete repair and replacement service if you are suffering from frozen drain pipes. We can seal up minor bursts and replace completely ruined pipes of all sizes. Our expert team can access pipes all over your property extremely quickly and conduct the necessary repairs and replacements while causing as little disruption as possible.
In addition to major bursts, which can cause extensive property damage, we can also help to eliminate smaller leaks and drips. These issues are just as dangerous, and cause result in mould, damp and other structural problems developing in the future.
Get in Touch with Drainage Care for Experienced Frozen Drain Pipe Repair
Here at Drainage Care, we can deliver a wide range of repair and replacement services for all kinds of drainage problems. Whether you’re suffering from burst pipes due to freezing weather or other issues, our team are here to help.
For more information on the practical, cost-effective and reliable service that we can deliver, get in touch with the Drainage Care team today. You can reach our experienced team by calling us directly on 0800 193 9973. If you prefer, you can also email any questions or concerns you might have to our team via our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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