Frozen or Burst Pipes In Denver, CO

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Frozen or Burst Water Pipes in Denver? King Rooter & Plumbing Can Help!

Winter in Colorado can bring frigid temperatures that can cause your pipes to freeze and potentially burst, resulting in costly damages.

At King Rooter & Plumbing, we use the latest tools and techniques to diagnose and fix the problem, ensuring that your water supply is restored quickly and efficiently. Our team of experts can handle all types of pipes and systems, and we serve the entire Denver metro and Boulder area. Whether it's a residential or commercial property, we have the expertise and equipment to get the job done right.

Don't let frozen or burst pipes ruin your day. Call us as soon as you notice any signs of trouble, such as reduced water flow, strange noises coming from your pipes, or water discoloration. We'll diagnose the issue and work diligently to get your pipes flowing smoothly again.

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Causes of Frozen Burst Pipes

Frozen burst pipes are a common problem during the winter season, especially in areas where temperatures can drop below freezing point. Some of the causes of frozen burst pipes include:

  • Inadequate insulation: When pipes are not properly insulated, they are more susceptible to freezing and bursting.
  • Exterior air leaks: When cold air from outside enters your home through cracks or gaps in your walls, it can lower the temperature inside your home, causing your pipes to freeze.
  • Neglected or unheated areas: Pipes in neglected or unheated areas such as garages, attics, and crawl spaces are more prone to freezing and bursting.
  • Water pressure: When water pressure in your pipes is too high, it can increase the likelihood of frozen burst pipes.
  • Aging pipes: Older pipes may be more vulnerable to freezing and bursting due to corrosion or wear and tear over time.

If you suspect that you have frozen pipes, it's important to act quickly to prevent them from bursting and causing costly water damage.

Preventative Measures for Frozen Burst Pipes

Here are some preventative measures that can help prevent frozen and burst pipes:

  • Make sure your furnace is on when it's cold or when you're not home.
    Make sure that your walls, crawl spaces, garages, basements, ceilings, and pipes are well insulated.
  • Keep a small trickle of water running from the highest faucet in the house. This small amount of water running through your pipes is enough to keep them from freezing and bursting.
  • Before winter comes, have your sprinkler lines blown out in the fall.
    Turn off the main water shut-off valves right away and open the faucet closest to the pipe that burst to release the pressure.
  • Know where the valves are that turn off the water to your toilets, ice maker, fridge, and water heater.
  • If you live in an apartment or condo with other people, have your HOA teach your neighbors about shut-off valves and other safety measures.

Save Money and Prevent Damage with Pipe Insulation

Did you know that uninsulated hot water pipes can cost you up to 40% of your monthly home energy bill, and even worse, cause severe damage to your home if they burst? That's why it's important to properly insulate your water pipes to protect your home and wallet.

At King Rooter & Plumbing, we offer pipe insulation solutions to help keep your pipes from freezing during Colorado's freezing temperatures. Our expert technicians can install water pipe insulation and heat tape to prevent heat loss, ensure your hot water heater works efficiently, and save you money on your energy bills.

Don't let your pipes freeze or your energy bills skyrocket – call King Rooter & Plumbing today to schedule your pipe insulation installation.

What To Do If You Get a Burst Pipe

If you have a burst pipe, it's important to act quickly to minimize the damage. Here are the steps you should take:

  1. Shut off the main water valve: The first thing you need to do is turn off the main water valve to prevent more water from flooding into your home.
  2. Turn off the electricity: If there is water near any electrical outlets or appliances, turn off the electricity to your home to prevent electrical shocks or fires.
  3. Call a plumber: Contact a licensed plumber like King Rooter & Plumbing right away to fix the burst pipe. Our emergency plumbing services are available 24/7 to help you in situations like this.
  4. Remove any standing water: Use buckets, mops, or a wet/dry vacuum to remove any standing water to prevent damage to your floors or walls.
  5. Dry out the affected area: Use fans or a dehumidifier to dry out the affected area and prevent mold growth.
  6. Document the damage: Take photos or videos of the damage for insurance purposes.

By taking these steps, you can minimize the damage from a burst pipe and prevent further issues down the line.

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A water pipe in your home can burst for more than one reason. It's good to know the different things that can cause pipes to burst, such as:

  • Corrosion
  • High water pressure
  • Tree roots
  • Shifting soil
  • Clogs
  • Freezing temperatures

The outside temperature needs to be 20 degrees Fahrenheit for the water in your pipe to freeze overnight. Even though you can't stop it from getting cold, there are things you can do to protect your pipes.

There are some steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing and to keep them from bursting if they do freeze.

Here are some ways to keep pipes from getting frozen:

  • Leave a trickle of water running: Moving water can freeze, but it's much less likely that water in your pipes will freeze if it's moving.
  • Keep your garage doors closed: If you have water pipes that run through the garage, you want to keep the garage warmer and, ideally, above freezing by keeping the doors closed.
  • Open cabinet doors: You need to open the cabinet doors under any sinks or other water sources in your home. By opening the cabinet doors, you let the warm air in your home get to some of the pipes inside the house.
  • Add insulation: Add insulation to your attic, basement, and crawl spaces to keep them warmer during hard freezes. Because it is colder there, pipes are more likely to freeze and break in these places.
  • Remove hoses: If your house has hoses attached to it, take them off and put them away for the winter.

Damage from a burst water pipe in your home can cost more than $5,000, so it's important to act fast.

When the temperature drops to about 0 degrees Fahrenheit, the water in your pipes can actually freeze in place. As more water freezes and builds up in one part of a pipe, that part gets more and more pressure. When there is too much pressure, the pipe will burst.

Our technicians at King Rooter & Plumbing prioritize emergency calls and aim to respond to all emergency calls as quickly as possible. We strive to arrive at your location within 60 minutes of your call.

Yes, all of our technicians at King Rooter & Plumbing are licensed and insured. We pride ourselves on hiring experienced and skilled professionals to provide our customers with top-notch service.