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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, October 15th, 2018

icicles-hanging-from-pipeTemperatures here in Andover get freezing cold but there are many easy ways to prevent your pipes from freezing. Take measures now to ensure that you’re not dealing with frozen pipes this winter. Frozen pipes quickly lead to other problems like burst pipes and water damage.

Although we can prepare for plumbing problems, when inevitable problems do arise, you need the assistance of a professional plumber. If you need a great plumber in Andover, MN, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Air Mechanical, Inc. Our staff is always reliable, conscientious, and punctual.

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So Your Pipes Froze, Now What?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoSpring is officially here, and soon enough temperatures will begin to warm up. Hopefully, you didn’t have any major household problems over winter. One of the most common household issues we receive calls for during this time of the year is that of frozen pipes. There are a couple things you can do before winter starts to prevent this from occurring at all.

First, you should open your faucets to drain any existing water left in pipes that won’t be used over the winter. Second, you should insulate vulnerable pipes. But what if you didn’t know these tips, or were surprised by how cold the weather got and now you are, in fact, dealing with frozen pipes?

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The Right and Wrong Way to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 9th, 2017

When pipes freeze and thaw over and over again, the pressure can force them to burst since water expands when it freezes. That’s why it’s important to find a long-term solution to freezing pipes (and because you don’t want to lose access to water!).

However, if you are looking for a temporary solution to keep water moving in a pipe that has frozen unexpectedly, we have some advice.

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5 Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Frozen pipes have the potential to turn into a costly problem. Water expands when it freezes, and even the sturdiest of pipes can break under the pressure. If you live in a cold area, avoid steep plumbing replacement costs and all the added hassle by taking the right steps to prevent pipes from freezing in the first place. Call our technicians for more helpful tips.

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