How Do You Know If Your Pipes Have Frozen

When winter rolls around, every year peoples pipes end up freezing and causing a lot of trouble when they do it. Of course, there are ways to avoid this, but how do you know if you have frozen pipes? There are a few signs that you should pay attention to if you think your pipes are frozen.

Warning Signs

No Water – This is an obvious sign that your pipes are frozen. When you turn your water on and nothing comes out, it probably means that something is frozen so nothing can come through. At this point, it is important to either check each faucet to avoid a pipe from bursting. When ice gets into the pipes and freezes, it expands the pipes and will end up bursting.

Smell – If you suspect that your pipes may be frozen, a telltale sign is if you start to smell a bad odor from your sink or drains. Because the ice is blocking the drain, the odors that usually go down, have nowhere to go so you get to smell them in your home.

It Starts Getting Cold (we mean real cold) – When the temperature outside drops below 32 degrees, the water around you is going to freeze. There is nothing you can do at this point except, don’t turn your water on outside and pay attention to the weather changes. This will help you avoid getting water in your pipes and end up freezing and subsequently bursting.

All of these above are signs that your pipes may have frozen. If you suspect a pipe bursting in your home, give us a call right away at (817) 560-4144 and let our experts handle it for you.