When it comes to emergency plumbing in Toronto, summer is not too early to start thinking ahead about what could happen this winter. Cold temperatures and frozen pipes keep plumbers busy, especially if a frozen pipe bursts and leads to calamity. If last year’s pipe-freezing issues still have not been repaired, now is the best time to deal with them. However, even perfectly working pipes can freeze and create the need for 24-hour plumbing assistance. Here is an explanation of why hiring a professional for frozen pipe issues is the best idea.
A better, more efficient thaw
Professionals like Rooter Group, Inc. have tools for thawing pipes. For copper pipes, we use an electric thaw tool and also bring various types of heating tape. Not only will this thaw pipes quicker than hoping the ambient air will do it for you, but it also controls the rate of the thaw so you do not suffer other plumbing problems. You know that the work is done when your water has returned—there is no guesswork when it comes to determining whether you can turn your water back on.
Less chance of pipes bursting
Pipes that thaw too quickly can burst, especially if you do not set your taps to drip. Also, if you leave them frozen hoping your home’s heat or ambient air will thaw them out, you risk bigger problems. There can still be unfrozen water in your pipes, and as ice will make them expand, allowing that remaining water to freeze can also lead them to burst. Getting a professional involved means a pipe thaw set at just the right speed and temperature. In addition, all the necessary steps get accounted for in order to prevent any future pipe-freezing issues.
Receive prevention tips
If your plumbing system has an issue that makes it vulnerable to freezing, your Toronto plumber can point that out. You can then arrange for repairs, or if they are simple enough, a plumber could make them on the spot in the same appointment as your pipe thaw. If your plumbing works well and you just need to change habits, your plumber can discuss that with you, as well. Basically, you will no longer be going in blind each winter with only the hope your pipes won’t freeze. You can prevent frozen pipes with better knowledge.
Get your water back more quickly
Having a professional involved means your water returns as soon as possible. It also does not get delayed because of mistakes and new developments that cause further disruption. You know that all the critical steps will be taken, and that any new issues will be dealt with as well. This makes these services more affordable, too, as the job is finished right the first time without the repairs often needed after costly mistakes.
You need a contact for emergency plumbing in Toronto before the winter starts and the potential of interesting plumbing problems arises. Rooter Group, Inc. offers the experience and efficiency you need at an affordable price. Call us today to take care of any issues before winter, or ask about our 24-hour emergency services.