Plumbing Repair

America N.W. Plumbing, Inc is your full service plumbing repair experts – 24 Hour Emergency Service

We can help you with:

  • Clogged Drains
  • Leaky Faucets
  • Drain repairs
  • Faulty shutoffs
  • Drain stoppages
  • Sink Repairs
  • Drain pipes
  • And much more!

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes during winter are no picnic, and can lead to a variety of water related plumbing emergencies. Exposed water pipes and fittings are extremely vulnerable during winter. Water running through non-insulated pipes located along exterior walls or crawl spaces can freeze during extremely cold spells. When water freezes it expands enough to split open exposed pipes, and leak out melted ice water. Aside from wasting gallons of water, broken pipes flood homes, ruin indoor belongings and damage foundation walls.

The best prevention against frozen pipes emergencies – is avoiding them entirely. To prevent frozen pipes we encourage homeowners to make sure that all exposed water lines are properly insulated before temperatures drop significantly. Pipe insulation like heat tape, foam rubber sleeves, or fiberglass is your first line of defense against frozen water pipes.

When water freezes in a pipe it expands and can exert pressure over 2,000 pounds per square inch. This pressure is sufficient to rupture most any pipe filled with water which provides no place for the ice to expand. When the pipe bursts it will spill several hundred gallons of water per hour, and that equates to thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Pipes are most susceptible to freezing when located: