Does your burst or frozen pipe need immediate repair?
Sometimes, it’s unclear whether your plumbing situation is an emergency or if plumbing services can wait. Problem-causing issues like broken pipes, malfunctioning water heaters, severe clogs, and heavy leaks require immediate attention.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact us now for a quick assessment and expert plumbing solutions!
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Top Notch Plumbing: Greeley, Colorado’s Trusted Choice
Regardless of the issue at hand, our local Colorado experts are here to help homeowners make informed decisions about repairs. We’re dedicated to providing high-quality plumbing services at an honest price. We’re always happy to help, and it’s always better to err on the side of caution.
For any plumbing concerns, book a consultation today and our team will visit you on-site to assess the situation and make a quick fix before things go wrong.
Speedy Burst Pipe Repair
As plumbers, we’re usually only called when something’s going wrong…and there’s never a right time for burst pipes. In Northern Colorado where frozen water is no surprise, our pipe repair specialists are eager to help get you back to normal as quickly as possible. Our highly skilled plumbers are equipped to service plumbing fixtures of all kinds, including frozen and burst pipes.
We offer premier plumbing services to the Greeley community and surrounding areas. Our specialties include:
Don’t hesitate to reach out no matter the issue at hand. We’re ready and eager to help repair your plumbing and get your systems back up and running like normal.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
When frozen pipes thaw out, and burst, the effects can be devastating for homeowners. Structural damage, mold growth, and displacement often happen afterward, not to mention the financial burden of cleanup and burst pipe repair. The good news is that freezing water can be prevented:
On extremely cold nights, allowing faucets to drip a little can relieve pressure and prevent frozen or burst pipes by keeping water moving constantly.
Insulate exposed pipes with foam or fiberglass sleeves. This provides a protective barrier against extreme temperatures. Pay special attention to water supply lines in unheated areas, such as crawl spaces, attics, and garages. Don’t forget about unheated basements with washing machine plumbing hooked up exposed to the cold.
Prepare for Absences
If you plan to be away from home for an extended period during cold weather, consider draining your plumbing system and shutting off the main water supply to prevent burst pipes. Or, you can keep a constant slow trickle of water going to prevent stagnant water from freezing.
Maintain a consistent indoor temperature, even when you’re away from home. Set your thermostat no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius) during cold weather. Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow warm air to circulate, heating pipes on exterior walls.
We have years of experience responding to weather-related pipe issues and damage, including water cleanup and restoration, and providing repair services to our customers across the Front Range.
How to Minimize Broken Pipe Damage
Staying vigilant about maintaining your water and sewage systems is critical – especially in the Northern Colorado winter. One obvious sign that something may be wrong with your plumbing systems is that water doesn’t run out of a faucet when turned on, typically the first sign of a frozen pipe, which may already be causing leaks.
To minimize the impact of burst piping, first, turn off the main water line for your house or commercial building to halt the intake of additional water. Next, inspect visible plumbing and water lines for breakage or leaky pipes to identify the frozen area. If you find a leaking pipe, place a bucket beneath it to prevent water damage from spreading. For comprehensive plumbing services in Greeley, whether it’s an emergency or a scheduled appointment, call our team at Top Notch Plumbing today.
4 Common Pipe Problems
1. Pipe Channeling
Aging pipes (25 years +) are the common culprits of frozen pipe problems. Over time, the constant pressure of water moving through the pipes and slow chemical interactions wear them out. If left unattended, it may cause sewer line blockages and structural damage underneath homes and driveway areas.
2. Burst Pipes
If the plumbing architecture is poorly designed, frozen areas expand, or the hot summer sun weakens piping, this can result in a burst pipe.
3. Frozen Pipes
Frozen water expands as it melts. Metal pipes can’t expand. The temperature changes cause serious damage to plumbing, which is why prevention and inspection service from a licensed plumber is so important.
4. Water Hammer
Sudden shifts in water flow or direction can lead to a phenomenon known as “water hammer,” which can result in various problems for your plumbing system, including vibrations, shaking, and annoying noises. Additionally, if your water pressure is too high or if your pipes are faulty or not securely fastened, you may be more susceptible to experiencing this issue.