29 Jan 5 SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE A FROZEN PIPE
Burst and frozen water pipes can create a large amount of damage in a short amount of time. The key is to be aware of what signs to look for and address the issue quickly. We’ve included the top 5 signs you may have a frozen water pipe.
1 – THE SMELL
Raw sewage has a smell that is hard to ignore. If you keep getting a whiff of a sulfuric rotten egg smell, it may be a indicator you have a burst or frozen pipe. Make sure to keep an eye on toilets and drains in the lower level of your building or home. If the smell has permeated a room already, try to pinpoint the general location of where it is coming from.
2 – THE NOISE
If you hear unusual noises like banging, whistling, clanking and high pitch whirring, you may have a frozen or burst pipe. When a pipe freezes, it restricts the flow of the water often creating a noise. The obvious sound is one of spraying water. If you hear that, locate the source of the burst pipe and shut your water off. It’s critical you call MN Plumbing & Home Services right away to help prevent additional damage.
3 – THE LEAK
Pipes line the walls and floors of our homes and businesses. When temperatures reach and stay at freezing, pipes that are exposed can rupture and leak. Damp walls, carpets or ceilings are more obvious signs of a leak. Smaller leaks may continue to leak in the wall and only leave you with a slight musty smell. Keep in mind, water can travel long distances before revealing itself. The team at MN Pluming & Home Services are experts in finding the source of the leak and getting it repaired right away.
4 – PLUMBING ISSUES:
When your sinks and toilets are acting different such as:
• Turning on the water faucet but nothing coming out afterwards
• Discolored or smelly water
• Persistent clogs drain or slow flushing toilet
Though these symptoms could be related to other issues, it is critical that you rule out the possibility of a broken or frozen water pipe first.
5 – THE FROST ON THE PIPES
When you can visually see frost on the outside of pipes in your house, you may have a frozen pipe. This can mean your pipe is completely frozen and must be immediately thawed to avoid a ruptured pipe and further damage.
If you suspect you have a frozen water pipe, call us right away at (612) 326-0013. Our trained technicians will identify and repair the frozen pipe A.S.A.P. It’s critical to catch this quickly. Be proactive and use these 5 signs to keep your home safe.