Frozen or Burst Pipes

Why is a frozen pipe such a problem? When the water in a pipe freezes, it expands, causing the pipe to burst.  When the pipe thaws…well that’s where R&B comes in. We have 24 hour emergency service to stop that water fast. We also perform quick and effective repairs to burst pipes to minimize damage.

What you can do if your pipe has frozen or burst? Turn the water off.  Isolating the line with your shut-off valves is the first step. If you don’t have isolation valves, be sure to ask our technician to install them for you. There should be stops on every waterline to every fixture.

Prevention? Yes. Protect your pipes. Insulate them; resist the temptation to turn the heat off completely during times when you are away from home. That will protect you from those unexpected drops in temperature. Install frost free hose bibs and always disconnect your garden hoses in the fall. Lastly, always turn your water main off when you are away for extended periods of time.

Phone R&B today. We will get you ready for winter.