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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:

  • Skilled and Knowledgeable Advice For All Plumbing Systems
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Frozen Pipe Repair & Thawing Barrington Illinois

Ever since our business was founded back in 1996, Capps Plumbing has raised the standard for Barrington homeowners and business owners of what a plumbing company should be – reliable, knowledgeable, tidy, and courteous. With our excellent quality residential and commercial plumbing services offered to homeowners all over Chicago and the suburbs, Capps wants to earn your business. We want to be your first choice if you have a busted or frozen pipe emergency.

Frigidly cold winters are the norm for residents in Chicagoland during the winter months. Unfortunately, your home’s plumbing could be at risk of succumbing to one of the bitterly cold days Illinois is often faced with. You may find your home stuck with frozen pipes or burst pipes which can cause extensive water damage if not fixed or replaced quickly. If your home experiences a pipe burst, call the plumbing experts at Capps Plumbing 24/7 and we’ll get it repaired as soon as possible to help minimize any water damage and associated cleanup expenses.

Emergency Frozen Water Pipe Burst Service Barrington

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 freezing are exposed water pipes. This is even more evident when the mercury drops below normal outside during cold winter blasts. Some of these susceptible pipes include water sprinklers or swimming pool lines, or pipes within interior areas not heated, for example basements or garages, and pipes that run along any walls that aren’t well insulated.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • Try keeping your cabinet doors open. This will let heat from other rooms enter areas where uninsulated pipes are situated.
  • If you’re going out of town or away for a prolonged period, turn off your home’s main water line.
  • Insulate pipes that are located against uninsulated outside walls or in unheated areas when possible.
  • Allow your home’s faucets to run slightly to create a small flow of water.
  • Try applying heat tape or heat cables around pipes that could be prone to freezing.
  • Double check that the property’s thermostat is set to at least above 55 degrees.

The most effective way to avoid burst pipe emergencies is to schedule regular maintenance and servicing from the reliable, professional and knowledgeable plumbing technicians at Capps Plumbing.

Frozen Pipe Repair Services Barrington

If a pipe burst occurs, it can happen alarmingly fast and can cause a large amount of water damage in an instant. Water will quickly flow down walls and ceilings and across floors after a pipe bursts. This leads to very expensive cleanup costs due to the water damage. The plumbing experts at Capps Plumbing will be there to unthaw your frozen pipes and/or frozen replace pipes. You can trust Capps to be there to fix your plumbing emergency 24 hours a day.

Interior burst pipes can be replaced, no problem. Underground pipes can be fixed by Capps Plumbing utilizing its trenchless technology. In some instances, the underground pipe may also need to be replaced. Our professional team of plumbing experts 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 toilet
  • Frozen water pipe
  • Frozen sewer line
  • Prevent frozen pipes
  • Thawing frozen pipes

Frozen Pipes – What To Do

Who should you call for help if there’s a frozen pipe or burst pipe in your Barrington Illinois property? Capps Plumbing, of course! We are prepared and equipped to repair frozen or burst pipes and can fix or replace any frozen or burst pipes with our highly-skilled team of plumbing professionals. When you call Capps Plumbing, your home’s plumbing problem will be repaired immediately, regardless of the hour the emergency occurs. You can trust us to be ready to serve you 24/7. We will quickly diagnose the problem, furnish an upfront, fair and honest quote for the work, and perform the job for the quoted price with no hidden fees or surprises.


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