How NOT to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 29th, 2018

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Use extreme caution when attempting to thaw a pipe with a space heater!

Frozen pipes in Minneapolis can be a nuisance. Some of us may be used to this occurrence in the winter months, but that doesn’t mean we are prepared or patient when it does happen. We want the pipes to be thawed out fast, but that may mean some improper methods are sometimes used to get them that way.

There are some methods you can use to get the pipes to thaw faster. However, there are some methods we’d like to warn you against. Here are some of the things you should never do while attempting to thaw a pipe in your home.

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Prevent a Winter Plumbing Crisis This Fall

Monday, November 6th, 2017

frozen-pipe-iciclesSome of the worst plumbing problems strike homes in our area right in the middle of winter. Primarily, this has to do with the pipes freezing, something that doesn’t happen throughout every part of the U.S. If you’re new to the area, or if you’ve recently bought a new home in Minnesota, you may be unfamiliar with the process of winterizing a home, something that should happen in the fall if possible.

In fact, any homeowner can benefit from knowing what to do to prevent a major plumbing problem in the winter. Take some time as soon as possible to do what you can and stop frozen pipes from getting in the way of your relaxation time and holiday preparation this winter. Call our expert plumbers to learn more!

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What to Do ASAP about a Burst Pipe

Monday, January 30th, 2017

plumbing-flood-homeIt’s one of the biggest fears about plumbing systems when you live in a climate as chilly as ours. Freezing pipes expand in volume, which can cause them to burst suddenly. This issue can catch you off guard, leaving you with a sudden flood of water you’ve got to get out of control ASAP.

Here’s some advice to keep on hand in case a pipe freezes in your home. Act as quickly as possible, and contact us in case you need some extra help.

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Preventing Frozen Pipes: Keep Your Plumbing Protected!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

One concern that many homeowners in colder climates have to worry about is frozen water pipes. Freezing pipes can burst, either due to the expansion of water within them or the rush of water pressure when they begin to thaw. This can result in thousands of dollars in repairs in some cases. Prevent pipes from freezing in the first place by flowing our guide.

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