If this is a frozen pipe emergency call us now
Frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your Mississauga home. What I often see happen is that people wake up after its been really cold the night before. They go to take a shower or brush their teeth, and no water comes out. People assume their pipes are frozen and if they turn the heat up, everything will be fine. This couldn’t be further from the truth. What happens is that when the water freezes, it will expand causing the pipe to split open. The scary part about the whole thing is that it won’t start leaking until the ice melts. So if the homeowner just turns up the heat and goes to work, hoping that everything will be fine when they get home, they may come home to a disaster. What should you do if your pipes are frozen?
- Go to your water meter, and turn off the main shutoff valve
- If you have a sink or a laundry tub, open the faucets to drain the remaining water out of the lines
- Figure out which fixtures were still working, and which ones aren’t
- Call John The Plumber to come thaw out your frozen pipes, and check for split or leaking pipes