Frozen Pipe Repair
Frozen pipe repair for Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Airway Heights, Cheney, Deer Park
Winter can sometimes be brutal in Spokane. That means freezing temperatures and frozen pipes. When water freezes in your water line, the ice expands inside your plumbing. If it expands enough, your copper, cast iron or plastic pipes can crack or break. Often, you won’t know it’s happening until it’s too late. You turn on the faucet and get a small trickle of water. Or you flush the toilet, and nothing happens. Or worse yet, you get a cascading waterfall in your basement.
Thawing your frozen pipes is no easy job. It takes the right equipment and a lot of patience. Raptor Rooter has the experience to safely – and correctly – repair frozen pipes. Our well-respected 24/7 emergency plumbing service means you can call us anytime of the day to get your water back on as soon as possible.
How to avoid frozen pipes
There are several things you can do to make sure a frozen pipe emergency doesn’t happen to you. Most of these tips cost nothing but a little time and effort. All of them cost less than what it costs to repair a frozen water line.
- Disconnect houses from outside faucets
- Insulate pipes in your basement, especially pipes on outside walls
- Blow out sprinkler systems before freezing weather hits
- Seal cracks in and around basement floors, windows and doors
- Insulate water pipes located in unheated rooms
- Leave cabinet doors open during cold snaps to allow ambient heat to warm water lines
What to do if you have a frozen water line
- Don’t use a torch to thaw frozen pipes!
- Call Raptor Rooter immediately so we can properly thaw your pipes and inspect for further damage