How can I unfreeze my pipes?

by Rochester Plumbers on December 13, 2013

DIY Plumbing Projects That Are Best Left To Professional Plumbers


Rochester PlumberIt may seem like you could save a lot of money by simply opting to fix the serious plumbing problems in your house by yourself. It may make sense at the outset, but ask yourself this: would you do the same if your body or health had a serious problem? Just as you would rather leave your life in the hands of a doctor than dubious home remedies, you can think of your house the same way.

One of the biggest issues facing homeowners as winter approaches are frozen pipes. A DIY project to get the water flowing again seems ideal when you’re faced with the prospect of a whole day without water. However, the simplest frozen pipe situation may call for some rather specific tools. If you don’t have these tools, it’s best not to try to assemble a solution MacGuyver-style. You could forever damage your pipes and then eat a much higher cost to repair them. This is true for replacement plumbing parts too. Buying or using the wrong ones could easily give you massive plumbing problems in the future.

Doing something like applying a hair dryer to the pipes is a good way electrocute yourself or damage certain types of pipes. If you’ve got a frozen pipe problem, it’s a better idea to call a professional plumber. For instance, should you you turn off the water supply so the problem does not spread or keep a small trickle running so the water moves and doesn’t freeze in one place? Who would know the answer to these questions?

It’s not just the issue of frozen pipes. Just like problems in breathing might affect the heart, some plumbing problems, such as faulty installations or water heaters on the blink, could be affected by other wiring or electrical issues. Leaks in the drain are similar. If you were bleeding in strange places and you didn’t know why, you probably would not stop at putting a band-aid on it, and would see a doctor.

Professional plumbers can give you a lot of advice and help about your home, so let them. Are you in need of a reliable plumber in the Rochester area? Call Dyna Mole at (585) 254-1624  and schedule a service call today!

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