Steam Thawing Service
When the winter season comes around the temperatures begin to drop, people all too often make the mistake of failing to keep their water lines properly heated or insulated.
As temperatures drop below freezing and well into the teens, it’s not uncommon for pipes to freeze. While several pipes will even explode and cause massive damage, a few lucky ones get away with pipes simply being unable to push water through, which leaves people without a water supply.
When it comes to thawing frozen pipes, you should never attempt to do this on your own.
Heating up a pipe too quickly can cause waterlines to explode in your face, which could leave you with serious issues. Before you do anything, make sure to turn off your water lines to prevent any water surging through an obstruction. Now that you’ve got things prepared, you’re ready for steam thawing.
Steam thawing is essentially the process of pushing steam through frozen interior and exterior lines at a temperature that’s meant quickly melt frozen water, but not cause explosive damage to the pipe.
The biggest advantage of steam thawing is that you push the hot steam throughout your water system, and you aren’t required to locate the frozen pipes on your own. This is a guaranteed method of fixing your frozen pipes without having to turn on and off water supplies through various steps of your system.
Additionally, steam thawing can often prevent the costs of hundreds of dollars of work to potentially break into pipe areas that have been frozen solid.
Often, freezing points occur and different joints of pipes. Using any other method to thaw your pipes outside of steam thawing leaves them completely vulnerable to severe damage that could cause the entire length of frozen pipe to need replacing. Steam thawing is the gentlest process available to heal your woes and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Again, we can’t stress enough that frozen pipes should not be handled by people who do not have the experience of dealing with them properly.
There have been far too many nightmares of a simple frozen pipe turning into a flooded mess in someone’s basement, simply because they didn’t know how to handle the situation. Allow DC Annis Sewer and our trained staff help you with steam thawing your frozen pipes today.