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Frozen Pipe Repair in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area

Frozen ice visible from outdoor drain pipeWhen your pipes burst, you need service ASAP to prevent major damage.  At Genz-Ryan, we know how serious this issue is, and how fast you need to act — that’s why we offer 24/7 emergency service so that you never have to wait long to get help fixing your damaged pipes.

Genz-Ryan has been helping homeowners with everything from frozen pipes to heating and air conditioning issues since 1950.

For more information on your frozen pipes or any of our other products and services, please contact us. When you do, be sure to ask about our exclusive 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Signs You Have Frozen Pipes in Your Minneapolis Home

There are a number of symptoms that can point to the fact that your Minneapolis home’s pipes are frozen. Watch out for the following signs to know when your home is combatting a frozen pipe crisis:

  • Strange odors from your faucet or drain
  • Little to no water coming out of pipes
  • Frost present on pipe surfaces
  • Temperature is below freezing

One of the biggest indications of a frozen pipe issue is if your faucets yield little to no water and there is no sign of leakage around your pipes. In this case, the water is likely frozen inside the pipe, which can lead to a burst pipe if not properly addressed.

Contact your Genz-Ryan plumbing professional to schedule frozen pipe repair services in your home today!

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Frozen Pipe Repair Service

Think your pipes may be frozen? Even if your pipes haven’t burst, frozen pipes are an urgent situation that a professional should handle quickly.

Over time, freezing will compromise the integrity of your pipes — and you may not be aware of the damage until it’s too late and thawing reveals a massive leak that causes water damage.

In many cases, rupture doesn’t occur until thawing begins and the pressure of moving water and unyielding ice causes is combined.

The team at Genz-Ryan can help repair frozen pipes and offer long-term solutions to prevent freezing in the future. We’re available 24/7 to help with frozen pipes and other plumbing emergencies.

Remember, the longer you wait, the more likely you will experience significant damages from frozen pipes.

Contact Genz-Ryan today by dialing 612-223-6158 to request frozen pipe repair services in the Twin Cities area.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Just because the cold weather is coming doesn’t mean you’re defenseless against the effects wintry weather can have on your plumbing system. The following prevention tips can help you keep frozen pipe issues at bay so you can enjoy a cozy, comfortable season ahead:

  • Drain water from pipes that are more prone to freezing, including swimming pools and sprinkler supply lines.
  • Disconnect hoses from your home’s exterior, drain them, and store them somewhere safe for the spring season. Be sure to close the indoor valves as well.
  • Insulate your vents and light fixtures to prevent heat from escaping into the attic.
  • Seal wall cracks and ensure your utility service lines are well-protected.
  • Open bathroom and kitchen cabinets that house your sinks’ pipes to allow warm air to circulate around them.
  • Keep garage doors closed to protect your water lines.
  • Leave faucets on a slow drip to prevent pressure buildup and freezing.
  • Keep your thermostat at an even temperature, and never let it fall below 55 degrees Fahrenheit when you aren’t at home.
  • Seal all windows and doors properly.
  • Place a lightbulb in areas that are more prone to freezing, ensuring no combustible materials are present around the bulb.

By following these prevention tips, you’ll be able to protect against a frozen pipe issue from bringing catastrophic damage to your home.

Contact our team if you’re unsure about how to prevent frozen pipes or require repair services today!

Frequently Asked Questions About Frozen Pipes

What should I do if my frozen pipes burst?
  1. Turn off your water supply.
  2. Turn off your electricity.
  3. Call a professional plumber to address the burst pipe.
  4. Document damage.
  5. Dry the affected area.
  6. Check ceilings for overhead burst pipe.
Why do frozen pipes burst?

Contrary to what you might expect, pipes don’t just burst because of expanding ice.

Instead, what happens more often is that the expanding ice puts pressure on unfrozen water closer to the faucet, forcing it out of the faucet or a joint in a way that damages your plumbing.

If my pipes are frozen and haven't burst, are they safe?

Not necessarily. Damage can occur during thawing as water suddenly rushes past a blockage, and some damage can only be revealed when water begins to flow freely again.

Even if you’ve avoided damage in the past, the circumstances inside your pipes might be different this time. It’s best to seek professional service rather than risk significant water damage to your home.

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