It’s no secret that Breckenridge, Denver, Englewood, Westminster, Lakewood, Centennial, Thornton, Littleton, Broomfield, Central Rockies, Arvada, Vial, and Aspen temperatures can fall pretty far below freezing, and that temperature decline can wreak serious havoc on your pipes.
Why Your Pipes Freeze
When residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal pipes are exposed to below freezing temperatures, the combination of that exposure and the wind chill can cause any water in the pipes to expand and freeze. The expansion of ice inside the pipes can lead to a buildup of pressure that can potentially rupture the pipe. A rupture can cause the release of hundreds of gallons of water, which can cause extensive and expensive property damage and cause you a serious headache.
What to Do If Your Pipes Freeze
If the temperatures are falling outside your Colorado property, be on the lookout for the following warning signs of freezing pipes:
Frost on the pipes. If you have any pipes that are visible in your home or business, check to see if frost is accumulating on their exteriors. Frost can clue you in to freezing pipes before you even try to turn on the water.
No or low water pressure. Check the faucets in your home or business. If you turn on a faucet and nothing or only a thin stream of water comes out, your pipe may be frozen.
Strange smells. Pay attention to smells radiating from your drains. Since pipe blockages send odors back up, if a weird smell is coming through your property’s drains, your pipes may be freezing.
If you notice any of these signs, don’t panic and blast your hair dryer at your pipes in a last ditch effort to thaw them out. Instead, promptly call the professionals at Snowbridge, Inc. The exact freeze point of the pipe may be difficult for you to locate, but our highly-trained expert technicians can locate and repair the frozen section of pipe with our professional-grade equipment. Left untreated for too long, frozen pipes can burst and cause extensive and expensive damage; make a call to our pipe repair specialists your priority in a freezing pipe situation.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
Proper maintenance throughout the year can help you avoid issues in those bitter winter months, so don’t wait until your pipes have frozen to realize that you’ve got a problem. Snowbridge technicians can use trenchless inspection methods to locate and repair damaged pipes before the cold winter season sets in. Our Closed Circuit Television Video (CCTV) pipe inspection can send a camera through your pipes and allow our technicians to determine the structural condition of your pipes, identify any damage or defects, locate any obstructions, and offer the most effective solution for your needs. From hydro jetting to drain cleaning and trenchless pipe lining, preventative solutions can help you avoid the hassle of freezing pipes in the future.
As a family-owned and operated wastewater company, we’ve been committed to helping our clients in Colorado and its surrounding states for over forty years. If you suspect frozen pipes in your property, let us provide the best solution to meet your needs.