4 Signs of Frozen Water Pipes
Here we go again, another cold winter reeking havoc on your water pipes. How do you know your pipes are frozen? Below are a couple of signs to watch for:
- Pipes will only freeze when it is cold enough outside to do so. When the temperature falls to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, it is time to take precautions to prevent vulnerable pipes from freezing.
- If you turn on your faucet and only a small trickle or no water at all is coming out, the water pipe leading to the faucet may be frozen.
- For pipes that can be seen, such as those under a sink; you may be able to see frost on the exterior of the pipe before you even turn the faucet on.
- An odd smell coming from a faucet or drain can also mean that a pipe is partially or completely blocked. The only way the odor can escape is back up in the direction of your home.
Once you suspect or know you have a frozen water pipe, it is very important to act quickly to thaw the frozen pipe before it has a chance to burst and cause extensive damage to your home. If you cannot thaw the pipe or are unaware of where the frozen pipe is located, call a licensed plumber to assist with the situation.
If a pipe should burst, call SERVPRO of Joliet at 815-436-5735 and we will send our trained SERVPRO Professionals to make it "Like it never even happened."