One major area of concern in Georgia and Atlanta when the temperature falls are frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can lead to major disruption and can even cause serious property damage when left unchecked. What are the things you’ll need to see if your pipes have frozen over? Check out these clues:
Pipes are generally fine if the ambient outdoor temperature isn’t freezing. In the same sense, water won’t freeze if the temperature is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. When temperature falls to within 32 degrees F or below, this is when you need to start worrying.
No Water Coming Out The Pipes
Water should come out when you turn on the water main and the tap in the bathroom, the kitchen or the front yard. If there’s none, then the problem might be due to frozen sewer lines.
Frost On The Pipes
One way of knowing when your pipes have frozen is when there’s visual evidence of frost on the external pipes. The presence of frost or heavy condensation can serve as a warning that the pipes and water have frozen over and that it needs to be fixed by a qualified plumber.
Odd Smell Coming Out The Drain
If debris has become stuck inside the pipes then the decomposing smell tends to travel upwards and to the drains and sewer openings.
At North Georgia Inliners, we have the technology and the experience in thawing pipes that have become frozen over the winter season. Save yourself the time and possible property damage with the DIY approach and let the professionals take over. As always, prevention is still better than the cure.
Call us to have a comprehensive sewer camera inspection to determine if your pipes are ready for the winter. We can also offer recommendations on what you can do to safeguard your pipes for the cold season. Here at North Georgia Inliners, we’re always ready to help.