24/7 Emergency Service Available (770) 854-0755

Avoid Frozen Pipes with Proper Preparation

Frozen pipes aren’t as much of a problem here in Sandy Springs, GA as they are further north. But winter cold spells are far from unheard of, an a homeowner who thinks that their plumbing is safe from a freeze could wake up to a rude surprise. In addition to halting the flow of water, a frozen pipe can create a bust as the metal material buckles beneath the expanding ice inside. A good plumbing service can repair a burst pipe, but it’s always better to halt such problems in the first place. Now is the time to do so, when temperatures are still comparatively warm and there’s little chance of the pipes freezing.

OUTSIDE

Most homes don’t need to use their sprinkler systems or other outdoor faucets in the winter, which means you can likely shut them off. Turn off the water supply to them and then open up the faucets to drain out the remaining water. That will prevent any unpleasant surprises until spring comes. If you have need of your outdoor faucet before winter is over, simply restore the water supply. Just repeat this process as soon as you’re done.

INSIDE

The insulation in your home can help protect your pipes from the cold. But it still pays to identify problem spots and see what can be done for them. For instance, indoor pipes placed in an outdoor wall are more vulnerable to cold spells, as are pipes in under-insulated parts of the home such as the basement. A trained technician can analyze your plumbing system and note these spots, then work with you to find a solution to the problem. On top of that, you may wish to leave faucets with pipe in trouble spots turned on just a trickle. t will help stop the water from freezing.

If your pipes become frozen or you’d like a hand in keeping them insulated, call the professionals at Quick Action Plumbers today!

Categories:

Request Fast Service

  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Plumbing Services We Offer

  • Plumbing We are a top-rated plumbing contractor for the area, and we provide a comprehensive range of services to handle any need.
  • Water Heaters We service all types of water heaters. If you are in need of a repair or regular maintenance, give us a call because we can help.
  • Commercial Plumbing We install, repair and maintain commercial plumbing fixtures and pipes. No matter how big or small the job may be, we can get to your property quickly to provide you with services.
Request Service
"Preserving Healthy Environments One Plumbing Solution At a Time"
  • Drain and Sewer Installing drain and sewer lines, or replacing any such lines which are beyond repair, is a job for your guys at Quick Action Plumbers.
  • Water Treatment Systems Our focus on preserving healthy environments through our plumbing services qualifies us for any water treatment needs you may have.
  • Emergency Plumbing No one likes emergencies. We know this and that is why we offer emergency services to help you with unexpected plumbing issues.