Charleston, Mt. Pleasant & Summerville, SC: Your Solution for Frozen Pipe Repair

It’s not uncommon for temperatures to drop below freezing in the Charleston area during the winter, even reaching single digits in rare cases. At those temperatures, frozen pipes become a major concern, and if a pipe bursts, it can lead to catastrophic water damage, as well as long-term problems with moisture, mold, and wood rot.

At Preferred Home Service, you can count on our plumbing experts for excellent advice on preventing burst pipes, as well as comprehensive frozen pipe repair and replacement services if the worst does happen. Our team is available seven days a week for help with all your plumbing needs, and we feature same-day service in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, and Summerville.

We offer top-rated customer service with unmatched passion and care, and all of our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Call (843) 405-3601 today to book an appointment for pipe repair or replacement services in the Charleston area.

Understanding Frozen Pipes

Water is one of the few liquids that expands as it freezes. As temperatures drop below 32 degrees, ice can begin to form inside your pipes. Once solid blockages are created, the continued expansion of the ice can create extremely high pressure within the pipe, causing it to burst. Pipes in unheated areas like crawl spaces or attics are the most likely to freeze, especially if the space is vented to the outdoors, followed by pipes in basements or exterior walls.

If you catch a frozen pipe early enough, you may be able to prevent it from bursting. Watch for these signs that you may have frozen pipes:

  • Reduced water flow or no water at all
  • Abnormal water pressure
  • Frost or ice on pipes
  • Pipes that are deformed or have swollen
  • Cracks, splits, pinholes, or other physical damage

Preventative Measures for Frozen Pipes

There are several effective methods that can prevent pipes from freezing, especially if you know that temperatures will drop at least a few days beforehand:

  • Disconnect hoses and install a faucet cover to protect the hose bibb
  • Insulate any pipes that are exposed to the cold or wind, such as those in crawl spaces
  • Close any crawl space openings to keep out cold winds
  • Add heat tape to pipes in vulnerable areas, between the pipe and insulation
  • Keep the heat at 55 or above, even if the home is not occupied
  • On particularly cold days, open the cabinets under sinks to let warm air circulate over the supply lines

For more tips on preventing frozen pipes in the Summerville or Mt. Pleasant areas, call (843) 405-3601 today.

Immediate Steps if Pipes Freeze

If your pipes do freeze, follow these steps to keep damage to a minimum:

  • Turn off the valve on the main water supply line
  • Open all your faucets to relieve pressure in the system
  • Call a professional for help thawing your pipes, or use a heat gun, hair dryer, or towels dipped in warm water to thaw small sections at a time.

It is important to act quickly to prevent the pipes from freezing solid and bursting. Never use torches or open flames to thaw pipes, as they can easily start a fire, and be mindful that the danger is not over — leaks often occur after the pipes begin to thaw.

Professional Frozen Pipe Repair Services

Don’t risk unnecessary damage to your home. Call our professionals at Preferred Home Services for help when you have frozen pipes. We have the expertise and equipment to thaw your pipes safely, as well as the skill to repair any leaks that may occur. Our team will use professional equipment like heat guns, infrared heaters, and heating pads to gently thaw the pipes and prevent damage to other parts of the plumbing system. We offer frozen pipe repairs, pipe replacements, pipe thawing, and emergency plumbing services throughout Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, and Summerville.

Call us today at (843) 405-3601 for help thawing your pipes in Charleston, SC.

Why Choose Us for Frozen Pipe Repairs

Water damage can be quite costly and disastrous to the value of your home, so it is important to get expert help from a professional if your pipes freeze or burst. Our team at Preferred Home Services is happy to help homeowners in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and beyond, and we are committed to your complete comfort. We feature expert technicians who are experienced and thoroughly trained, with full background checks and drug tests. Our company is licensed and insured for your protection, and we feature honest, professional, and knowledgeable services that you can count on. Check out our special offers page for great discounts and promotions, as well as our excellent financing options.

Call (843) 405-3601 today to book pipe repair services anywhere in the Charleston area.

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  Up-Front Pricing & Financing

  Fast and Local

  Courteous Technicians

  Highly Reviewed

  Expertly Trained Technicians

We believe that happy team members lead to happy customers and that every call and every customer matters.

When you reach out to us for routine plumbing services, heating system installation, or even emergency air conditioner repairs, you’ll be treated to friendly, professional, and fast service from our experienced team. We’ve tackled thousands of jobs—over 60,000 to be exact—and we are fully prepared to help you with your home service needs!

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