Frozen & Burst Pipe Repair – Sugar Land, Pearland, South Houston, Galveston
When the temperature drops, the water in your pipes could freeze and expand, causing your pipes to burst. Other causes of a burst pipe could be issues like a severely clogged drain, rotted pipes, or invasive tree roots. Burst pipes can cause extensive and severe damage to your home.
When your pipes are frozen or burst, you want to take care of it right away. Count on our team at Vanderford Air & Plumbing! Our technicians have the experience to swiftly pinpoint the problem and the solutions to repair it properly. Our same day service promise means we will be at your door within 24 hours—guaranteed.
Signs That You May Have a Burst Pipe
Recognizing the signs of a burst pipe in your home is critical to prevent excessive water damage and mold growth. Acting quickly can help avoid expensive repairs and protect your property’s structure. Here are some clues that you might have a burst pipe:
- Drop in water pressure or no water
- Water marks on the wall
- Bubbling or whistling noises when using water
- Discolored water or strange odors
- Unexpected puddles of water in either the interior or exterior of your residence
- Sudden and unexpected spike in your water bill
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Cold Weather
In Houston, where it’s usually warm, home plumbing systems may not always be prepared for extreme cold. Homeowners should keep an eye out as temperatures near freezing, especially for several days. Pipes can freeze quickly when the temperature drops to 20°F or lower.
Taking these simple steps can help prevent frozen pipes during unexpected cold snaps:
- Insulate exposed water pipes in areas such as attics, crawl spaces, and garages with foam pipe insulation.
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines located there to maintain warmer temperatures.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing, especially if the sinks are located on an exterior wall.
- Let cold water drip from faucets served by exposed pipes when the forecast predicts freezing temperatures.
- Maintain a consistent thermostat setting day and night to prevent interior temperatures from dropping significantly.
- Consider installing pipe sleeves, UL-listed heat tape, or heat cables on exposed water pipes.
- Seal leaks around doors and windows to prevent cold air from entering the home and reaching pipe areas.
- Disconnect garden hoses, drain water from outdoor pipes, and close the inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs.
24 Hour Repair for Frozen or Burst Pipes
If you encounter the unfortunate situation of frozen or burst pipes, acting swiftly is crucial. Contact a reputable and affordable plumbing company that you can count on to be there as quickly as possible.
At Vanderford Air & Plumbing, our expert plumbers can promptly resolve any burst pipe issues to help minimize water damage, and restore your plumbing system so you can get back to your normal home routines.
Contact us 24/7 for home plumbing emergencies in south and southwest Houston, Galveston, and beyond.