Grand Rapids Frozen Pipes

Protecting Families During the Cold Winter Months

Did you know that thousands of homeowners file insurance claims for frozen pipes every year? The freezing temperatures in Grand Rapids, MI increases your chance of encountering frozen pipes. There are preventive measures you can take to protect your pipes during the cold winter months.

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Connie was very helpful in getting someone out to us same day and Frank was very professional and polite, making quick work of a last minute issue we had.
- Ashley Moyer

Working with your experienced Grand Rapids plumbing professionals at Penning Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric can help you prevent winter plumbing problems. We also recommend that you check the status of your plumbing in the fall to ensure they can survive the cold winter months.

If you need more information about costs and time associated with thawing frozen pipes, call 616-538-0220. We quote all jobs upfront and provide you with options that help you make the best decision for you and your family.

Signs Your Pipes Are Frozen

Frozen pipes are dangerous. You need to detect and know the signs of frozen pipes before it causes major damages to your property.

Here are signs that your pipes may be frozen:

  • Lack of running water – If you don’t see any water running from your bathroom or kitchen faucet when you turn it on, this is a sign that the water pipe connected to the faucet may be frozen.
  • Frost on pipes under the sink – Frost accumulated on the exterior of your sink pipes is a warning sign that the pipe is frozen.
  • Bulging pipes – Difference in the size and look of the pipe may be indicative of a frozen pipe.
Expert Tips
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Prevent frozen pipes by insulating exposed pipes and allowing faucets to drip during freezing temperatures. Insulation safeguards pipes from winter's harsh conditions.
- Richard Penning

If you suspect that your pipes are frozen, contact your local Grand Rapids plumbing professionals at Penning Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric for your pipe assessment. You need to take action swiftly to thaw the pipe. If you don’t thaw the pipe immediately, it has the potential to burst and cause severe damage to your property. Because time is of the essence when you have frozen pipes, you need to work with professionals who know exactly what they are doing.

If You Have a Frozen Sink Drain

This can happen when drain pipes are not properly insulated for freezing temperatures. Simply running hot water may clear it. You can also use a heater or blow dryer where the pipe is frozen. Either way, find out where the freeze occurred so the pipes can be repaired, insulated, or rerouted.

Protect Your Pipes Immediately

With over 100 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customer reviews, we provide you with a team of trained technicians who can get the work done right in a short period of time. You don’t want to encounter pipe failure by hiring the wrong company to perform your work.

At Penning Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, we are confident that we deliver quality work that meets your expectation. We include a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee in our offerings and provide financing options to those who need it. Our Grand Rapids plumbers will help you do whatever it takes to protect you and your family.

Give us a call at 616-538-0220 to address your pipe needs immediately.
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