The cold weather months bring specific property upkeep worries that all landowners should know about. When the temperature drops, one significant issue that could come up is a solidified water pipe. Frozen lines are an issue for a few reasons. They can be a burden, and even worse, can cause significant harm to your property. There are a couple of tips that can help you decide whether you have solidified lines on your property.
The Temperature Is Right
Lines can’t freeze on the off chance that it isn’t cold enough outside for them to do so. Water doesn’t freeze when it is 60 degrees outside, and neither do pipes. When the temperature drops to 32 degrees or lower, you should start to avoid the potential risk of keeping weak lines from freezing.
There Is Frost on the Pipe
For pipes that can be seen, for example, those under sinks, you might be able to see ice that has gathered on the line. This can fill in as a notice sign that the line is solidified before you attempt to turn on the spigot.
No Water Is Coming Out of the Faucet
Another sign that you may have a frozen line on your hands is an absence of running water. On the off chance that you or a family member turn on a kitchen or washroom fixture and just a small stream of water—or no water stream—comes out, the water pipe aiding the fixture might be frozen.
A fourth possible indication of an impeded line is an odd smell coming from a fixture or channel. On the off chance that the line is mostly or totally obstructed, the main way the smell can escape is back up toward your property.
When you know that a line is frozen, you should act quickly to defrost the line. Contingent upon the line’s area and your degree of ability, you can attempt to defrost the pipe yourself or contact an authorized handyman to defrost the line for you. It is essential to defrost the line at the earliest opportunity since it can explode and cause broad harm to your property.
The Cost to Fix a Frozen Pipe
It is hard to appraise the expense of fixing a frozen line because every circumstance is so novel. Two factors that assume an immense cost are the line’s area and whether the pipe has blasted. Suppose you can get to the blockage, like a line under a kitchen sink. In that case, you may have the option to defrost the blockage with a hairdryer or hot clothes.
If a frozen line bursts and you have a flooding issue on your hands, you should expect an expensive fix. You should hire a handyman to fix the bust line, and afterward, you should manage repairing any harm the water has caused inside your property. On the off chance that you have the correct protection, they should help cover a portion of these expenses.