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How to Prevent and Repair Frozen Pipe Damage

Published by 911 Restoration Marietta on January 11, 2024 in category: Disaster Restoration

Every winter, homeowners face a common yet daunting challenge: frozen pipes. As temperatures plummet, the risk of pipes freezing and bursting increases, leading to potential water damage and costly repairs. At 911 Restoration of Marietta, we specialize in preventing and repairing the damage caused by frozen pipes, ensuring your home stays safe and dry during the coldest months.

Understanding Frozen Pipes911 Restoration Disaster Marietta

Why Pipes Freeze and Burst

Pipes freeze and burst when the water inside them expands as it turns to ice. This expansion creates pressure, and the pipe ruptures if it gets too high.

Identifying At-Risk Pipes

Pipes in unheated interior spaces like basements, attics, and garages are most at risk. Outdoor hose bibs and swimming pool supply lines are also vulnerable.


Preventative Measures for Frozen Pipes

Insulating Pipes

Insulating exposed pipes is crucial. Use foam pipe insulation or heating tape to protect them, especially in unheated areas.

Keeping Warm

Maintain a consistent temperature in your home, even at night and when you’re away. This prevents the interior pipes from freezing.

Preparing for Travel

If you’re traveling, set your thermostat no lower than 55°F and consider shutting off the main water supply to reduce the risk of freezing.


Early Signs of Frozen Pipes

Identifying Freezing Issues

Signs of freezing include reduced water flow and frost on pipes. If you notice these signs, take immediate action.

Immediate Steps

Open cabinet doors to let warm air circulate pipes and let faucets drip slightly to relieve pressure.


What to Do When Pipes Freeze

When to Shut Off the Water

If you discover a frozen pipe, shut off the main water supply to prevent flooding if the pipe bursts.


Handling Pipe Bursts

Immediate Response

Turn off the water immediately and start removing water from the affected area of frozen pipe damage.

Water Damage Control

Remove wet items and start drying out the area. Use fans and dehumidifiers to aid in drying.

Contacting Professionals

Call 911 Restoration for emergency service. We’ll handle the cleanup and restoration efficiently.


911 Restoration’s Solutions

Services Offered

We provide comprehensive services for frozen pipe damage, including water damage restoration and mold remediation.

Professional Approach

Our team uses advanced equipment and techniques to restore your home quickly and effectively.


Preparation for Future Winters

Long-term Solutions

Consider rerouting susceptible pipes and installing pipe insulation.

Regular Maintenance Tips

Regularly inspect your plumbing system and maintain a warm and consistent temperature in your home.



Remember, the best way to deal with frozen pipes is to prevent them. Follow our tips to keep your pipes safe this winter. At 911 Restoration, we understand the importance of excellent communication during these stressful emergencies and are here to help.

Don’t take action before a burst pipe. Contact 911 Restoration of Marietta for consultations and IICRC-certified services to protect your home this winter. Stay warm, stay safe! Call today at (678) 325-7841!

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