Frozen or Broken Pipes

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Frozen or Broken Pipes | Missouri Plumbing ServiceIf you need to repair frozen or broken pipes you have come to the right place. At Plumbers 911 we maintain a database of professional technicians who are available all day long, every day of the week. Call us at (816) 326-8643 and we can get someone out to you right away. Frozen pipes can lead to a catastrophe. As you probably know, water expands when it freezes. So if you have a pipe that is filled with water, and that pipe freezes, the water inside that pipe has nowhere to go but through the walls of the pipe. Freezing water can create pressure as high as 2,000 pounds per square inch. This amount of pressure is more than enough to rupture most pipes, leaving you with pipes that will be spilling water everywhere as soon as they begin to thaw. Making matters worse, some insurance policies will not cover damage to a home caused by pipes that have frozen. This makes it more important than ever to monitor and maintain your pipes and ensure that there are no pipes at risk for freezing. If you have any pipes that are at risk for freezing, you should have a licensed professional inspect them and take preventive steps to protect your pipes, your home, and your possessions.

The places where pipes are most likely to freeze

  • Pipes in a part of the building that is not heated
  • Pipes that are exposed to the weather
  • Pipes located inside or along the exterior walls of a building
  • Pipes located under a sink built against an exterior wall
  • Pipes in unheated attics and crawl spaces

A licensed Missouri Professional Can Educate You on Frozen or Broken Pipes

If you have pipes that may be susceptible to freezing you need to know exactly what to look for and what you can do to reduce the possibility of this happening. Here are just a few things that may indicate you have some trouble with your pipes:
  • Sounds coming from your pipes. When you use your pipes, if you detect a bubbling or gurgling noise, it could be from air pockets that are trapped in the pipes. These air pockets can be—but are not always—signs that you may have a broken pipe somewhere. Other sounds that may indicate trouble include clanking, whistling, or banging. If pipes are loose somewhere and are knocking together the friction could eventually cause a hole in one of them.
  • Unpleasant odors. If one of your pipes is fully or partially backed up, or is leaking from a break somewhere, you will smell unpleasant odors. This is especially true around drains on the lower level of your home.
  • Damp walls or ceilings. If you notice an unusual amount of moisture—or any moisture, really—on your walls or ceiling this could indicate a problem with your pipes. Any water marks that are new could also indicate an issue.
  • Plumbing problems. A faucet that flows at a lower than usual volume—or doesn’t flow at all—may mean you have a hole somewhere. Also, if the water coming out has an unusual color or smell it could be an indication of trouble.
  • Wet or bulging pipes. If your pipes have moisture or condensation on them it may mean there’s an issue. Also, look at your pipes and see if any have bulges in them. A bulge caused by an ice buildup not only flags the affected pipe as an issue; it could be an indicator that other pipes are freezing or close to it.
Frozen or Broken Pipes | Missouri PlumbersThere are, of course, many other indicators of a problem with your pipes. Further, even if you have some of the above issues it may not necessarily mean your pipes are frozen or broken. You need to have a licensed Missouri contractor inspect your pipes and let you know what the problem is, what you can do to fix the problem, and the various costs associated with your different options. Finally, if your frozen pipes have burst you need to know what to do in order to prevent or minimize damage to your property. Our certified professionals know how to fix a frozen water pipe. If you need to repair frozen or broken pipes we have the technicians to lend a hand.

Other Reasons to Insist on a Certified Missouri Contractor for Assistance with Pipes

A broken pipe—or one that is close to breaking—can be prohibitively expensive when it dumps hundreds or thousands of gallons of water or sewage into your home. As such, you should consider the quality of the person you hire to come work on your pipes. As you probably know, some questionable “plumbing” businesses thrive on hiring the lowest-wage employees available, slapping them into a uniform, and sending them into your home. The problem with this approach is that these employees may not always be trained in what they are doing and they may not have the required licensing and credentials to show that they are capable of fixing your pipes correctly. On the other hand, we at Plumbers 911 only network with properly licensed and credentialed professionals who have demonstrated that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain and maintain a professional license. This protects you because you know that when we send someone to your home, that person is highly-skilled and more than able to address any issue you may be having with your plumbing. By taking the guesswork out of hiring a plumbing technician we simplify your life and provide you with the peace of mind you desire. We work hard to ensure that your experience with our contractors is always overwhelmingly positive. Call us today at (816) 326-8643 and let us put you in touch with a licensed and certified professional. We are here to help you!

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