Frozen Pipe Repair

Frozen Pipe Repair Services

We know how intense the weather can get in Alberta and know the temperatures can vary when you least expect it. When the freezing temperatures roll in your pipes can quickly become one of your major concerns. The frozen liquid in your pipes can cause increased pressure all through your plumbing causing the pipe to burst. This can cause major damage to your house and can result in costly repairs. 

The best time to think about your plumbing is before freezing temperatures occur through prevention. At Fine Pipes Plumbing we will work with you to make sure your pipes are properly prepared for Alberta’s extreme cold temperatures. Our plumbers will make sure that your external pipes have the proper insulation, and we will work with you to make sure the openings in your house are properly sealed to prevent any pipes on the interior from freezing. If you have underground sprinklers, preventing a frozen water line by properly draining your sprinkler system is essential.

If you want quality plumbing and frozen pipe prevention, contact us today! We will make sure that you get quality service that from quality plumbers that will work with you to make sure your plumbing lasts.

Pipes Already Frozen?

Has your pipe already burst from being frozen? Unfortunately you will need to replace the pipe. It doesn’t matter if its a frozen drain pipe, a sewer line, or a water line we can help you replace affected pipe. If you believe the pipe has not burst yet but is frozen, and you are able to access the pipe you can loosen the blockage then you can try using the following steps to help unfreeze the pipe: 

  1. Turn off the water supply to the affected pipe, you may need to turn off the water supply to the entire house.
  2. Prepare a mop, bucket and towels – the ice in the pipe may be blocking a crack in your pipe and thawing it may cause a leak
  3. Using a hair dryer, space heater, or something similar, begin thawing the pipe. You can use something known as a thermostatically controlled heat tape which you can wrap around the pipe to thaw it. Do not use anything that produces a flame to thaw the pipe as it could cause a fire.
  4. If the pipe starts to leak, if you haven’t yet turn off the water supply to your house and contact us immediately. We will send one of our professional, insured, licensed and bonded plumbers to help you as soon as possible.

Contact us today

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When it comes to plumbing and heating services in Lethbridge there is only 1 name you need to remember. That is Fine Pipes Plumbing. We are the residential plumbing experts in the area. Whether it’s something small or you have a more serious plumbing and heating problem like frozen pipes we are here to help. Frozen pipe repair should never be undertaken on your own unless you know what you are doing. So before you attempt this repair for yourself, why not contact us? Don’t hesitate. Fill out the contact form above and we will be sure to get back to you promptly. We will let you know what you can do to complete your frozen pipe repair.

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