When the weather turns frigid (which we’ve already experienced this season), there is a risk that your pipes can freeze and burst. This can lead to thousands of dollars of damage, as well as inconvenience. Pipes most at risk are those in unheated spaces like basements, crawlspaces, attics, and garages, and those exposed to exterior walls.

But there are things you can do to prevent pipes from both freezing and bursting. Keep an eye on the weather and watch out for freezing temperatures. You should consider these whenever the temperatures drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

Tips to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

Here are some tips to prevent frozen pipes:

How to Prevent Pipes from Bursting

If your pipes are already frozen (which you can notice if only a trickle of water is coming out), there are a few things you can do to thaw frozen pipes to prevent them from bursting.

Finally, if the pipe has already burst, shut off the main water supply to limit the damage and then call a plumber.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Plumbing Services

Hopefully, these tips have helped you avoid pipe freezes so you’ll never have to deal with the frustration of having a pipe burst during the winter. If you do experience a burst pipe, though, contact the licensed plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing. We have decades worth of experience repairing and replacing pipes.

We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, heating, and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.