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Pipe Thawing in Northeastern PA
Archbald ∙ Carbondale ∙ Dunmore ∙ Fleetville ∙ Moosic ∙ Scranton ∙ Susquehanna ∙ Wilkes-Barre
When temperatures in the Scranton, PA area start to drop, homeowners may find themselves suddenly without water. The culprit in these instances is almost always a frozen pipe. Any exposed, unprotected pipe can freeze once the temperature dips below the freezing point, leaving you without water. If left untreated, the pipe can burst, creating costly water and plumbing damage. Decisive action is necessary at the first sign of a frozen pipe, and T.E. Spall & Son is ready to help you thaw that pipe and prevent future problems with freezing temperatures.
If you’ve discovered a frozen pipe, proper pipe thawing from T.E. Spall & Son will protect your home. Call (877) 591-7508 to talk to one of our licensed plumbers and schedule a service call in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and the surrounding areas.
What Causes Frozen Pipes?
Frozen pipes occur when an exposed pipe comes in contact with freezing temperatures. Typically, your home will be constructed to prevent this, but if you leave a window or garage door open and the temperatures dip, you could face a problem. Also, sometimes during renovations pipes are left exposed that were once properly insulated and protected, creating issues with your plumbing. Once the pipe freezes, water cannot flow. As the water freezes, it also expands, which can cause the pipe to burst—creating a plumbing emergency.
What to Do with Frozen Pipes?
When you discover a frozen pipe, your first thought may be to try to thaw it yourself. This can be dangerous. Hairdryers and heat lamps are electrical elements, and if they come in contact with water, you can start a fire or suffer electrocution. Torches may seem like a better option, but an open flame is always a fire risk. Without a plumber, you do not have the tools to determine if the pipe has started to crack from the pressure of the ice, so you are at serious risk of causing a leak.
Instead, when you have a frozen pipe, call T.E. Spall & Son. We have the right equipment to detect cracks and thaw pipes slowly and safely. Our techniques are designed to minimize damage and significantly reduce the risk of a burst pipe. With the help of our skilled plumbers, you can have your pipes thawed and your water flowing again quickly.
Don’t attempt a DIY thaw of your frozen pipes and put your family and home at risk. Contact us today, and we will send a plumber to your Scranton area home in no time to assist you with your frozen pipe.
How to Handle a Burst Pipe
If you don’t discover the frozen pipe in time and it bursts, call us immediately. While you are waiting, you can:
- Turn off the water at the main shut-off valve
- Open the faucet
- Start cleaning up the water damage
Burst pipes are plumbing emergencies and will require a plumber to address the problem. After fixing the pipe, our plumber will help you know what steps to take to avoid frozen pipes and costly damage in the future.
Top-Rated Plumbers Serving Scranton, PA
A frozen or burst pipe is never a pleasant experience, but when you call T.E. Spall & Son, your repair appointment will be. We serve the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania with integrity, striving to exceed your expectations every time we come to your home. If you are struggling with a burst or frozen pipe problem, don’t hesitate to call the experienced plumbing team at T.E. Spall & Son. Contact us online or call (877) 591-7508 for prompt service in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and the surrounding areas.