Expect the Unexpected: Partner with Rimkus to Address or Prevent Frozen Pipes

February 2, 2024

A Comprehensive Approach to Handling Frozen Pipes

Inclement weather with heavy snowfalls, freezing temperatures, and harsh winds can lead to unexpected and expensive damage—including frozen pipes. As water freezes and expands, it puts immense pressure on pipes, leading to pipe failures.

Some pipes are more susceptible to freezing. These include:
  • Pipes that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, water sprinkler lines, and swimming pool supply lines.
  • Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements, crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
  • Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.
  • Indoor plumbing systems exposed to inadequate heat due to furnace failure, disconnected utility service, or improper thermostat settings.

Signs of Frozen Pipes

  • Bulging Pipes
  • Condensation and Cracks
  • Damp Drywall
  • Frost Formation
  • Gurgling Sounds
  • Limited Water Flow
  • Unpleasant Odors
  • Water Stains

Addressing and Preventing Damage

You can’t control the weather, but you can control the impact of cold temperatures on your property. Our comprehensive range of services ensure the integrity and functionality of your building’s plumbing system, especially during cold weather conditions.

We offer the following services to assist with addressing damage from frozen pipes and prevent future reoccurrences:

  • Design of Heating Systems
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Forensic Evaluation (Cause/Extent of Damage)
  • Heating Usage/Thermostat Setting Analysis
  • Insulation Evaluation
  • Material Selection
  • Pipe Routing Optimization
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Regular Maintenance Programs
  • Site Analysis
  • Technology Integration
  • Thermal Imaging Surveys
  • Weatherproofing Recommendations

By offering a holistic approach to frozen pipe prevention and addressing issues promptly, our experts can help you safeguard plumbing infrastructure, minimize risks, and reduce the potential for costly damage.

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