Frozen Pipes

Capps Plumbing has been Chicagoland’s model for what a plumbing company should be – dependable, capable, clean, and courteous – since our founding in 1996. With quality residential and commercial plumbing services offered to customers all over Chicago and the suburbs, Capps is the plumber to call if you have a burst or freezing pipe emergency. 

Cold winters are the norm for those in Chicago during the winter months. A casualty of these bitter cold days may be your plumbing pipes, and you may find yourself with frozen pipes, or burst pipes that will cause extensive damage if not quickly repaired or replaced. If your pipes burst, you can call the experienced, trustworthy team at Capps Plumbing 24/7, and we’ll get your pipes back up and running and mitigate the damage as soon as possible. 

Frozen Water Pipes

Why do pipes freeze or burst? The answer is a scientific one. Water, when freezing, expands.  When it does this, whatever is holding or containing this frozen water, in this case metal pipes, or perhaps plastic pipes, undergo an extreme amount of pressure and they may break, resulting in major plumbing problems for your home or business. Frozen kitchen pipes, frozen bathroom pipes, frozen sewer lines or any other frozen pipe can burst and cause extensive water damage. 

Water pipes that are exposed, such as water sprinkler or swimming pool lines, or pipes within interior areas not heated, like basements or garages, and pipes that run against walls with very little insulation are most susceptible to freezing when it gets very cold in the winter. 

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • Let heat from the rooms enter areas where uninsulated pipes are by opening cabinet doors. 
  • If you are going away for an extended period of time, turn off your main water line.
  • Make sure to insulate pipes that are situated against uninsulated outside walls or in unheated areas.
  • Turn on faucets to allow a small drip of water to flow overnight.
  • Apply heat tape or heat cables around pipes that are prone to freezing.
  • Don’t set the heat in your home or business below 55 degrees.

The best way to avoid burst pipe emergencies is to schedule regular maintenance and servicing from the reliable, qualified plumbing experts at Capps Plumbing. 

Frozen Pipe Repair Services

Burst pipes can cause huge amounts of damage in no time. Water will quickly travel down walls and ceilings and across floors after a pipe freezes and bursts. This can cause thousands of dollars in damage and clean-up costs. The experienced plumbing team at Capps Plumbing will be here to help unthaw your frozen pipes with quality, fast repairs and/or frozen pipe replacement, and we’re available 24 hours a day. 

Interior burst pipes can easily be replaced, whereas underground pipes can be repaired by Capps Plumbing using trenchless technology. In some cases, the underground pipe may need to be replaced as well. Our plumbing experts will remove drywall from any areas in which the burst pipe occurs in walls or ceilings.  At Capps Plumbing, we offer services for the following:

  • Frozen water pipe
  • Frozen sewer line
  • Frozen bathroom pipe
  • Frozen toilet
  • Frozen kitchen pipe
  • Burst pipe
  • Thawing frozen pipes
  • Prevent frozen pipes

Frozen Pipes What to do

So, you ask, what should you do if you have a frozen or burst pipe in your home or business? Call Capps Plumbing, of course! We are experts at repairing frozen or burst pipes and can repair or replace any frozen or burst pipes with our team of expert plumbing technicians. When you choose the Capps Plumbing team of experienced plumbers, we’ll take care of the problem, regardless of when the emergency occurs as we’re on call 24/7. We’ll quickly access the issue, quote the price, and do the work for that quoted price with no hidden fees.