Allentown, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/23/2019 -- When it comes to frozen pipes, homeowners turn to Curtis Total Service for their reliable plumbing repair services in the Lehigh Valley. While these inconvenient, frozen water lines can cause many problems, there are many steps that can be taken to prevent such issues.
One of the most common causes of frozen pipes is being exposed to severely cold temperatures. Pipes that are located in unheated rooms, such as a basement, attic, or crawl space are likely to freeze up. While cold temperatures are usually the cause of frozen pipes, a broken or underperforming furnace can also be the source of the problem. Regardless of the cause, once water in the pipe beings to freeze and expand, it blocks running water from getting through. This type of blockage can put an enormous amount of pressure on the interior walls on the pipe, which ultimately causes it to burst.
Not only are pipe bursts costly to repair, but they are an inconvenience that no homeowner wants to deal with. Taking precautionary steps can prevent water supply lines from freezing, regardless of the temperature outdoors. Whether a home is located in a warmer or cooler climate, it is essential that proper insulation is installed. Another preventative measure to take is to insulate the pipes themselves. Pipe insulators act as a barrier against external temperatures. This barrier helps pipes to remain at a safe temperature, or that of the water inside the pipe. Outdoor pipes, such as swimming pool lines and water hose hubs are often at risk as well. Removing the water hose from the hub can prevent it from freezing.
Homeowners in need of emergency services can contact Curtis Total Service, one of the most reputable plumbing companies in the Lehigh Valley. Their plumbing technicians are available 24/7 to provide immediate services to those experiencing issues related to frozen pipes. For more information, please contact them at 610-709-6565.
About Curtis Total Service
Curtis Total Service is the premier HVAC company serving Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and other nearby areas. This family-owned and operated business is dedicated to perfect workmanship, fast service, and effective results. From same-day appointments to timely responses on weekends, they offer a multitude of services to the community's property owners. Their reliability sets them apart, making them the go-to choice for thousands of customers since 1988.