Murphy's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Blog:Posts Tagged ‘Frozen Pipes’

What Should You Do If Your Pipes Freeze?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

icicles-from-frozen-pipesIf you’ve lived in our part of the country for most of your life, frozen pipes are something you know to look out for. There’s all kinds of advice out there about how to prevent pipes from freezing. (We’re happy to offer our two cents when you give us a call!) However, it’s likely you’ll come across a problem at some point or another when you own a home.

Whether you’ve lived in Pennsylvania since birth or you’ve only just moved from a warmer climate, you may have heard some misinformation about what to do when the pipes freeze. As qualified plumbers in Ridley Township, PA, we’re here to offer up our advice and make sure you get running water restored without a crack in the pipes!

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Beware of Frozen Pipes in Your Plumbing

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Winters are cold in our neck of the woods, and that can spell all kinds of problems for your home. Among the most prominent is frozen pipes, when the water in your plumbing freezes solid. Ice expands when it freezes, putting huge amounts of pressure on the sides of the pipe. If you’re not careful, they could burst, turning a relatively simple problem into a damaging and expensive repair job. We see a lot of calls to deal with frozen pipes and burst pipes, and we pride ourselves on fixing the issue quickly. But we’d much rather help you prevent the problem to begin with. That means checking for the signs of frozen pipes as well as enacting proper measures to keep the issue from ever occurring.

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