Washington is known for it’s quick dips in temperature, and this quick dip can wreak some serious havoc on your pipes.
Frozen water pipes typically happen during long stretches of sever freezing temperatures. If a blizzard takes down power lines and heat is not restored during freezing temperatures, it may not take long for exposed water pipes to freeze.
You can prevent frozen pipes or lower your chances of frozen pipes by making sure your home’s plumbing is well insulated and protected from outside temperatures. If a vacation home is not going to be occupied during the winter months in an area of the country that can freeze, people will often call on a plumber to winterize their home to prevent pipes from freezing.
A licensed, professional plumber has the skills, experience, and equipment to thaw frozen pipes without causing damage to your home. After the pipes are thawed, a plumber can help prevent future occurrences by adding pipe insulation or even relocating pipes. Finally, keep in mind that in extreme situations of freezing temperatures, if your pipes freeze, chances are many other people in your area have the same plumbing problems. At times like these, plumbers get so many calls that it could be days before they can come out to your home.