The average low temperature in Aspen, Colorado is 28.3 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live anywhere in the Western Slope region of Colorado, you know that it can get cold–cold enough to freeze the pipes in your home. Frozen pipes are a major concern because they can burst. This can result in significant damage to your plumbing system. If you want to learn more, keep reading to learn how Roto-Rooter can help you thaw your frozen pipes.
Can Frozen Pipes Burst?
Temperatures go below freezing in the cold Colorado winters. The biggest risk with frozen pipes is that they can burst. When water freezes and turns into ice, it expands and pressure is created between the ice and the faucet. Eventually, that pressure causes the pipe to burst and can flood your home and result in water damage.
Which Pipes are at Risk for Freezing?
Some pipes are more at risk for freezing depending on where they’re located in your home. Pipes that are most likely to freeze are ones located:
- In an area that receives little to no heat such as in the attic, basement, kitchen cabinets or garage
- On the exterior of your home
- Outside with little insulation such as water sprinkler lines
How Can I Thaw Frozen Pipes?
If your pipes are frozen, you should call an experienced technician as soon as you can to avoid further damage to your home or business. You may find do-it-yourself tips to thaw frozen pipes, however, it’s always best to have a professional thaw frozen pipes. A plumber will have all the specialized tools and equipment to thaw your pipes to prevent them from bursting.
At Roto-Rooter Western Slope, our experienced technicians can help thaw your frozen pipes. You can also ask about how to winterize your home from the cold Colorado winters. You can do this by properly insulating your pipes to prevent them from freezing in the future. Our technicians can help you target vulnerable pipes and insulate them. Call us today to schedule an appointment or send us a message if you have any questions about preparing your residence for the winter.