Emergency Plumbing Situations in Winter

14 Dec 2018   |   by PRIME PLUMBING & HEATING INC   |   Plumbing

Water’s pretty special. Not only is it one of the only substances in nature that most living beings need to survive, but it also has some very unique properties. One of these is that it expands when it is frozen. Now, this doesn’t matter much when making ice cubes, but in the winter it can be a very important and dangerous phenomenon. The most common and potentially destructive example of this is within plumbing systems when the temperatures drop below freezing. Because the pipes themselves (usually made of metal or PVC) will contract when chilled, and the water within them will expand, this can lead to a catastrophe. Pipes bursting or cracking can be disastrous for a property owner. Since this kind of event is common in the winter, the Red Cross has published a list of ways to try to prevent pipes from freezing. It also includes some ways to thaw potentially frozen pipes, but there isn’t much any of us can do on our own if a pipe actually ruptures.

If you experience a ruptured pipe, it’s time to call an emergency plumbing service. While there are several ways to try and prevent this kind of situation, it can happen to even the most prepared homeowner, especially here in Colorado when the temperatures drop well below the freezing. Even after following all the recommended tips to protect your pipes from freezing there’s still a chance that something can go wrong. Even well insulated and winterized plumbing systems are in danger when the temperature drops low enough. That’s why it’s always a good idea to know who to call if you end up in this situation.

Knowing the contact information of the best plumbing contractors in Denver CO can prevent a nasty freeze from becoming a dangerous and destructive disaster. You never know when a pipe will freeze or rupture. It’s even more likely to happen in the dead of the night. Because of this, knowing the right number to dial in a bad situation could mean the difference between a relatively simple fix and a seriously expensive project that takes months. Emergency plumbing service provided by Prime Plumbing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Not only will we be able to help you no matter the time or the day, we are dedicated to providing dependable and affordable service across the board. Prepare for the chill of a Colorado winter with the right plumbing service on your side, and make sure that the water in your house doesn’t turn into a seriously icy problem.

Contact Prime Plumbing & Heating Inc today for all your plumbing needs! 720-542-8153