The best way to handle frozen pipes: Avoid them altogether

Whether you’re in Versailles, Paris, Lawrenceburg or somewhere in between, Kentuckians have taken a beating from Old Man Winter this year. As 24/7 plumbers in Kentucky, we’ve seen our fair share of frozen – and burst – pipes this winter. If your pipes are broken, give us a call as soon as possible and we’ll be happy to give you a quote before we get to work.

Now, we have a little advice for next year…

Call us ahead of time.

The best way to take care of bursting pipes is to avoid them altogether. Did you know that about 250,000 families experience flooding due to frozen water pipes every year? That’s a statistic no one wants to join.

We recently gave some tips on dealing with freezing pipes, but here are a few other things to consider when dealing with frozen pipes:

  • -It’s very important to remember that if your pipes happen to freeze, you need to act quickly to avoid bursting. The smallest pinhole can cause thousands of dollars of damage.
  • -ALWAYS know where the main shut off valve is in your home.
  • -Heated tape is available at local home improvement stores. It plugs into an outlet and can be applied to copper pipes to help thaw pipes or prevent freezing. This method should not be used with PVC pipes.
  • -Never thaw your pipes with a flame or blowtorch. It can damage the pipes, and it’s a significant fire hazard.
  • -A hair dryer can be used to thaw out pipes, but be careful when doing so. Watch for leaks.

If it’s too late and your pipes are in need of immediate help, give us a call. As always, we’ll give you a free, honest quote. Read more about our 24/7 plumbing services in Kentucky.