Burst & Frozen Pipe Water Damage Repair in the Anchorage Area
Living in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska, we experience all four seasons, including freezing cold winters. When the mercury drops in Anchorage, it can reach zero.
This is not the time to get stuck with frozen pipes. However, it happens every year, and people are caught off guard and suffer the consequences.
Be Prepared! Ready your home, business, or rental property for those freezing temperatures well before they come.
Fox Plumbing & Heating can help through every season, and if you are the one caught off guard, we can help you too.
- Burst Pipe Repairs
- Broken Water Lines
- Water Line Thawing
- Drain Line Thawing
- Pipe Insulation
- Heat Tape Installation
- Electric Pipe Thawing
Fox Plumbing & Heating Provides More than Burst Pipe Repair in Anchorage and the Surrounding Areas
Aside from burst and frozen pipe repairs, we also offer various disaster restoration services in Anchorage. Some of the restoration services we offer include gas line repair, sump pump repair, and water heater repairs.
Frozen Water Lines
There are only a few things more dangerous to your home or business than frozen water lines. Not having water is a huge inconvenience, but bursting your water lines is dangerous.
It is vital that as soon as you see your water lines are frozen, you have them thawed. Don’t leave them to thaw on their own. This will increase the chances of them breaking and bursting.
As the ice expands, the pipes will split. Water will spray everywhere and will continue to spray until the main line is shut off.
Splits in the pipe can happen in multiple locations throughout your home, causing water damage throughout the house. The interior of a house or commercial building can be destroyed very quickly.
Frozen Drain Lines
Frozen drain lines are also inconvenient but usually are not as destructive as frozen water lines. However, drain lines are more complicated to thaw compared to waterlines.
The pros at Fox Plumbing & Heating have mastered a few tricks over the years to simplify this process. No matter how complex the problem is, we can always find a solution.
Fox Plumbing & Heating has several techniques for thawing frozen water and drain lines. With all our years of experience, we have seen almost every frozen scenario and conquered each one.
Our state-of-the-art equipment and years of experience put us in a position to handle any freeze with ease.
Properly preparing for winter temperature well before it arrives is the best way to prevent freezing altogether. Mobile homes are especially susceptible to freezing temperatures, so it is important to always make sure the skirting on your mobile home is intact.
Heat tape and insulation are also a great way to prevent freezing water lines in a manufactured home and any place where waterlines are exposed to cold temperatures.
Fox Plumbing & Heating offers preventative services year-round, and we recommend you do it well before the cold season. Does your house have a crawlspace? It is important to close the air vents in the crawlspace during fall and winter. This helps keep the cold wind from blowing on your pipes.
Again, heat tape and insulation will go a long way in preventing your pipes from freezing. It is important to block and seal any air gaps in your home that will allow wind to pass through.
Cold wind temperatures will accelerate the freezing process. Fox Plumbing & Heating can help you prepare your home or business for the winter season.
Save yourself the stress of burst pipes and address these issues before winter comes. You will sleep soundly, knowing that you are well prepared.
Let Fox Plumbing & Heating Fix the Burst Pipes in Your Anchorage Home
Tips For When The Cold Comes
You can do a few simple things to help prevent your pipes and water lines from freezing.
First, open the cabinet doors under your sinks. Doing so will allow the warm air in your home to mix with the often colder air in the cabinet. This is especially important for kitchen sinks that are on an exterior wall.
Open the doors of rooms in your house that are colder than others. Instead of trapping the cold air in, allow it to mix with warmer air.
Always disconnect any garden hoses from the spigot before the cold weather comes. Forgetting to do so can quickly lead to the breaking of the spigot.
This is one of the most common ways to experience a burst water pipe.