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With over 20 years in business, Capps Plumbing and Sewer has been providing excellent service to residents in Northern and Northwest Illinois and its surrounding communities! Our professional team of plumbing experts have the experience and reliability you can count on if your home needs a plumbing problem repaired. At Capps, we are the top choice for homeowners and businesses because our plumbers are constantly learning the newest and most efficient plumbing methods so you can take comfort in knowing that your plumbing system is functioning the way it's supposed to. We know all too well that when there's a plumbing problem, urgent attention is required and the problem needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Failing to act in a speedy fashion could result in tremendous water damage, disruption and costly cleanup repairs. You can rely on Capps to be there at your front door shortly after your call to fix your home's plumbing issue immediately, correctly and safely. With our extensive experience, we will make sure the job is done properly the first time. When you choose the professionalism of Capps you are choosing:

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Frozen Pipe Repair & Thawing Bannockburn Illinois

Since our business was founded all the way back in 1996, Capps Plumbing has raised the bar for Bannockburn home and business owners of what a plumbing company should be – dependable, capable, clean, and courteous. With top-notch quality residential and commercial plumbing services offered to homeowners all over Chicago and the suburbs, Capps is ready to earn your business. We want to be your first choice if you have a busted or frozen pipe emergency.

Frigidly cold winters are fairly common for residents in Chicago during the winter months. As a result, your home’s plumbing could be at risk of succumbing to one of the blisteringly cold days Illinois often sees. You may find your home stuck with frozen pipes or burst pipes which can cause massive water damage if not fixed or replaced immediately. If your pipes burst, call the plumbing experts at Capps Plumbing 24/7 and we’ll get your pipes repaired as soon as possible to help mitigate any water damage and cleanup expenses.

Emergency Frozen Water Pipe Burst Service Bannockburn

Why do pipes freeze and what causes them to burst? As rudimentary science has taught us, water expands as it freezes. That same basic scientific principle also applies to your home’s pipes. When frozen water is being contained within metal pipes or even plastic pipes, there’s a significant amount of pressure is being exerted on the pipes. The high pressure is what causes the pipes to be compromised and break which leads to a plumbing disaster for your home or business. Frozen kitchen pipes, frozen bathroom pipes, frozen sewer lines or any other frozen pipe can all burst and leave in its wake a large amount water damage and costly cleanup expenses.

The pipes that are most susceptible to becoming frozen are exposed water pipes, especially when it gets blisteringly cold outside during the winter months. Some of these susceptible pipes include water sprinklers or swimming pool lines, or pipes within interior areas not heated, like basements or garages, and pipes that run against any walls that aren’t insulated.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • Keep your cabinet doors open to let heat from other rooms enter areas where uninsulated pipes are situated.
  • If you’re going to be out of town or away for a prolonged period, turn off your home’s main water line.
  • Protect your pipes by insulating any pipes that are located against uninsulated outside walls or in unheated areas if possible.
  • Run your home’s faucets slightly to allow for a small flow of water.
  • Try applying heat tape or heat cables around pipes that are prone to freezing.
  • Make sure the property’s thermostat is programmed above 55 degrees.

The most surefire way to prevent burst pipe emergencies is to schedule regular maintenance and servicing from the reliable, professional and experienced plumbers at Capps Plumbing.

Frozen Pipe Repair Services Bannockburn

If a pipe burst occurs, it happens alarmingly fast and can cause massive water damage faster than you know it. Water will quickly stream down walls and ceilings and across floors after a pipe freezes and bursts. This leads to costly cleanup repairs from water damage. The plumbing technicians at Capps Plumbing will be there to unthaw your frozen pipes and/or frozen replace pipes. You can rely on Capps to be ready to fix your plumbing emergency 24 hours a day.

Interior burst pipes can easily be replaced. Underground pipes can be repaired by Capps Plumbing utilizing trenchless technology. In some instances, the underground pipe may also require replacement. Our team of plumbing technicians will remove drywall from areas in which the burst pipe occurs in walls or ceilings.  At Capps Plumbing, we offer services for the following:

  • Burst pipe
  • Frozen bathroom pipe
  • Frozen kitchen pipe
  • Frozen water pipe
  • Frozen toilet
  • Frozen sewer line
  • Prevent frozen pipes
  • Thawing frozen pipes

Frozen Pipes – What To Do

If there’s a frozen pipe or burst pipe in your Bannockburn Illinois property, who should you call for help? Capps Plumbing, of course! We are ready to help to repair frozen or burst pipes and can fix or replace any frozen or burst pipes with our experienced team of plumbing technicians. When you call Capps Plumbing, your home’s plumbing will be repaired quickly no matter when the emergency occurs. You can count on us to be ready for you 24/7. We will quickly analyze the problem, give you a fair and honest quote for the work, and proceed with the work for the quoted price with no hidden fees or surprises.


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