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Expert Frozen Pipe Repair in Roanoke, VA

Burst frozen copper pipe covered in iceFrozen pipes are a serious concern during Roanoke’s winters when the temperature frequently stays below freezing. To prevent damage to your home, it’s essential to have a trusted plumber on call.

Since 1999, the team at Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning has been your home service professionals in Roanoke.

With same-day service, we guarantee your plumbing concerns are addressed quickly. We bring peace of mind to Roanoke homes, protecting your plumbing from the dangers of winter with integrity, honesty, and fairness.

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At What Temperature Do Pipes Freeze?

Pipes can freeze when the temperature drops below 32°F, but the threat increases substantially below 20°F. In Roanoke, the average low in January is 30°F, occasionally dipping into the mid-teens on the coldest nights.

The water inside your pipes can start to freeze after just six hours at these temperatures, with damage more likely after one to three days of sustained cold.

At Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re familiar with the challenges posed by Roanoke’s winters. Our team is ready to jump in on cold winter nights to address frozen pipes, prevent bursting, and quickly repair any pipes that do burst.

If it’s below 32°F and your water has stopped flowing, call (540) 685-4040 right away to request frozen pipe repair in Roanoke.

How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

Roanoke’s winter weather might make you nervous about your plumbing, but the good news is that there are measures you can take to protect your pipes and prevent damage to your home.

As winter approaches, take these steps to prevent your pipes from freezing:

  • Keep garage doors closed: If your garage houses water supply lines, keeping the doors closed helps maintain a warmer environment for those pipes.
  • Cover crawl space vents: This helps increase the temperature in the crawl space and protect any exposed plumbing.
  • Open cabinet doors under sinks: Allow warmer air to circulate around plumbing by opening kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors, especially for sinks on an exterior wall. Just make sure that all hazardous materials are out of children’s reach.
  • Let faucets drip: On cold nights when the temperature plummets, allowing a trickle of cold water to run from faucets can prevent freezing by keeping water moving within your pipes.
  • Maintain thermostat settings at night: You may want to lower your thermostat to save energy, but this can put your plumbing at risk during a cold snap.
  • Keep your home warm when you’re away: If you’ll be away during cold weather, leave your heat on and set it no lower than 55°F to protect your pipes.
  • Insulate: Adding insulation to attics, basements, crawl spaces, and around pipes can significantly reduce the risk of freezing. Sealing drafts around windows, doors, and the foundation also helps maintain warmer temperatures in critical areas.

These preventative measures can protect your plumbing system and prevent pipes from freezing, saving you time, money, and stress in the future.

If a pipe bursts in your Roanoke home, call (540) 685-4040 to schedule same-day plumbing service.

What To Do if Your Frozen Pipe Bursts

When a frozen pipe bursts, acting quickly can reduce the amount of water that gets into your home and greatly minimize the damage. If you realize that one of your pipes has burst, take these steps:

  1. Turn off the main water supply: Immediately stop the water flow by shutting off your home’s main water valve. It’s best for all household members to know the locations of the main water and electricity shut-offs.
  2. Call a plumber: Contact a licensed plumber immediately for emergency plumbing assistance. Getting a professional on the scene will help protect your property from further damage.
  3. Drain remaining water: Open all cold water taps to empty the pipes. Then, shut off your hot water system and open hot taps, flushing all toilets to clear any remaining water and prevent additional freezing.
  4. Assess the water damage: Inspect your home for water damage. If you notice any ceilings are bulging or sagging, they’re not safe to be under. If necessary, turn off electricity in affected areas to ensure safety. Note all damaged spots; if there’s any risk, evacuate all people and pets.
  5. Begin cleanup: If the situation is manageable and safe, start mopping up water with a wet/dry vacuum, dehumidifiers, towels, and mops to mitigate water damage while awaiting professional help.
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Professional Frozen Pipe Repair for Roanoke Homes

When winter weather strikes in Roanoke, Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning is your premier choice for professional frozen pipe repair. With our same-day service pledge, we address your urgent needs quickly, minimizing the inconvenience and potential damage frozen pipes can cause.

As a family-owned and -operated business, we understand the stress an unexpected plumbing problem can put on your budget. We offer upfront pricing with financing options, ensuring a transparent and trust-based relationship with every client.

Call (540) 685-4040 to schedule dependable, fast, and professional frozen pipe repair in Roanoke.

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If our work doesn’t meet your standards, our technicians will make it right, or you don’t pay.

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No Surprises!

We offer transparent estimates before the work begins. The price we quote you is the price you’ll pay.

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You'll never have to wait for professional repairs with our convenient same-day service options.

Icon Timely, Clean &
Professional

We arrive when we say we will, clean up after ourselves, and act professionally during our time in your home.

Icon Treating Every Customer with Integrity, Honesty
& Fairness

This simple philosophy has been the cornerstone of our business since we started in 1999.

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Our mission is to be the best of the best, meaning we strive for A+ ratings and five-star reviews every time.

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