Frozen Pipe Repair in Akron & Northeast Ohio
Sub-freezing temperatures are common during an Ohio winter. Long stretches of extreme cold can often leave homes in the Akron area with frozen pipes or, even worse, burst pipes. With the potential for damage being so high, it is important to have frozen or burst pipes repaired as soon as possible.
At Blind & Sons, we offer emergency water pipe repair throughout the Akron, Canton, and Barberton areas. Our expert plumbers can thaw frozen pipes, repair burst pipes, and help to prevent freezing problems in the future. We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all our services, and we are available 24/7 to help with any plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical emergency.
We proudly offer 24-hour emergency plumbing service!
Frozen Pipe Symptoms
A frozen pipe can create major problems for your home, especially if it freezes solidly enough to burst. Pipes don’t always burst when they freeze. In fact, they can thaw naturally as temperatures rise, but they will often need a bit of help to do so quickly and safely.
To prevent costly water damage, it is best to call a professional when you notice any of the following signs of frozen pipes:
- Reduced water flow at one or more fixtures
- No water flow at all
- Pipes that are covered in frost
- Damaged or deformed pipes
- Visible leaks, holes, or cracks in a pipe
If you suspect you have a frozen or burst pipe:
- Shut off the main water supply
- Open all your faucets
- Call the plumbing experts at Blind & Sons for help
We are available 24/7, and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Contact us today for emergency pipe repairs anywhere in Northeast Ohio!
Frozen Pipe Repair in Akron & Northeast Ohio
At Blind & Sons, we have extensive experience repairing frozen and burst pipes in the Akron, Canton, and surrounding areas. Our plumbing experts know how to find a frozen pipe quickly, even in hidden areas. We also know how to thaw frozen pipes underground and inside of walls. We have equipment like electronic heaters and water jets that can thaw pipes quickly, and we can perform any repairs necessary, from repairing burst pipe sections to installing new valves and fittings.
Preventing Frozen Pipes
The best way to avoid damage from burst pipes is to prevent them from freezing in the first place. Here are a few tips that can help:
- How to avoid frozen pipes – Make sure all pipes are insulated properly. When freezing weather is expected, leave sinks trickling a bit, and open cabinets for heat flow.
- How to prevent frozen pipes in an empty house – Keep the heat on at a minimum setting, shut off the main water supply, and drain the fixtures.
- How to keep pipes from freezing in crawl space – Insulate the pipes, add heat tape, or insulate the entire crawl space to make it part of the heated area.
- How to prevent frozen hot water pipes – Insulate the pipes, keep the water heater on at all times, and add an insulating blanket.
Why Choose Us?
At Blind & Sons, our family-owned company has generations of experience helping Akron homeowners with plumbing issues like frozen pipes. Our team comes equipped with specialized equipment and techniques to locate the frozen areas of your water supply pipes. Then we can safely thaw your pipes to minimize any damage and hopefully prevent burst pipes.
To ensure you always have our help when you need it, we offer 24/7 emergency service with no overtime charges. You can place your complete trust in us, because we stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
If you have frozen pipe problems or any other plumbing, HVAC, or electrical issues at your NE Ohio home, we are ready and able to provide expert assistance.
Schedule Frozen Pipe Repairs in Akron & Northeast Ohio
Don’t let a frozen pipe damage your home! Call our plumbing professionals at Blind & Sons for help safely thawing and repairing frozen pipes.
Frozen Pipes FAQs
What if I just wait and let frozen pipes thaw out on their own?
It’s risky. The water in your frozen pipes will eventually thaw out when the ice inside melts. Your home heating system would likely unfreeze your pipes over time, but we doubt you’d want to wait that long without running water! Some of your plumbing pipes are in unheated parts of your home (in non-living areas like crawl spaces), and those would take much longer to thaw out. Also, while waiting for the thaw, your pipes would likely crack, burst, and damage your home’s structure as the water/ice expands within the pipes.
When are pipes likely to freeze up and how long does it take?
When outside temperatures get below freezing, down to about 20 degrees or below in NE Ohio, conditions are ripe for frozen and burst pipes. It can take only about 4 or 5 hours for pipes to start freezing up if they’re in unheated parts of the house and not insulated.
Should I pour hot water down the drain to melt my frozen pipes?
This can help, if you do it carefully. You’ll need water that’s just below the boiling point, and you should pour it down the drain slowly. This is helpful as a DIY for unreachable pipes that are under your floor, for example. You can also call in our team and we’ll take care of de-icing all your pipes to get your water supply flowing again.
If you’re having trouble thawing your pipes, Blind & Sons is here to help!