Rye Frozen Pipe Services
Installing Pipe Insulation & Performing Pipe Relocation in Westchester County
If you wake up some frigid winter morning to a water pipe frozen solid, call Drain Doctor and we’ll send a skilled technician to the rescue! We have professional electric pipe thawing machines that will quickly and safely defrost the frozen pipe so you can have water flowing again quickly.
A frozen pipe is always an inconvenience, but it can actually result in a much more serious situation than just the temporary loss of water. Water expands when it freezes, making burst pipes that much more likely. When frozen pipes burst, repairs should be made quickly in order to avoid serious water damage. Drain Doctor will consider the cause of the freeze and provide options to repair damaged piping.
If frozen pipes are a reoccurring problem, you may consider the installation of pipe insulation or, in extreme cases, pipe relocation. If redirecting your plumbing is not an option, you may also consider the installation of trace heating. In this process, a heating element is run along the length of the pipe. The line is then covered with thermal insulation. Heat generated by the element maintains the temperature of the pipe.
Will Frozen Pipes Unthaw On Their Own?
Yes, but waiting for the pipes to unthaw on their own is very risky. When the ice thaws all the water caught between the faucet and the ice will cause increased pressure within the unthawing pipes. This increased pressure and expanding water can lead to bursting pipes.
To schedule frozen pipe services in Rye, call (914) 290-6236 or contact us online. We assist customers throughout Westchester County and the surrounding areas in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.