Frozen pipes are a big problem for many people in the wintertime. The temperature is dropping, but you don’t want to pay a large utility bill, so you keep the thermostat turned down in your home. While this may give you a break on your heating bill, it can lead to a frozen pipe, which can cause big problems, like a lack of running water and even a burst pipe. One of the best ways to prevent a pipe from freezing is to keep your heater on at a steady temperature, but you should still know how to recognize a frozen pipe. The following is a list of the most common signs of a frozen pipe from your Granite City plumber:
- Your faucets aren’t working- If you have turned on a faucet and there is only a trickle of water (or no water at all), this is a big sign that you may have a serious problem on your hands.
- Your pipes have frost- If frost has started to build up on or around your pipes, then you may have a frozen pipe on your hands.
If you notice either of the above signs, then your best bet is to shut off your home’s water main, and call your plumber right away. A frozen pipe can easily lead to a burst pipe, which can cause a lot of damage and be a very expensive fix. Culler Plumbing Services is ready to help twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, so don’t hesitate to call at the first sign of trouble!.