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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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The choice is simple, Capps Plumbing and Sewer is who you need to call for your home's plumbing repairs, plumbing installation, and plumbing services.  We'll be prepared and ready when you need our help! Give us a call today or fill out the form to the right and we'll quickly respond to your inquiry.

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Frozen Pipe Repair & Thawing Buffalo Grove Illinois

Since our founding in 1996, Capps Plumbing has been exemplary to Buffalo Grove home and business owners of what a plumbing company should be – reliable, knowledgeable, clean, and courteous. With top quality residential and commercial plumbing services offered to customers all over Chicago and the suburbs, let Capps show you why we should be your first choice if you have a burst or frozen pipe emergency.

Frigidly cold winters are typical for residents in Chicago during the wintertime. Your home’s plumbing may be at risk of succumbing to one of these bitterly cold days. You may find yourself with frozen pipes or burst pipes which can leave you with substantial water damage if not repaired or replaced. If your pipes burst, call the plumbing crew at Capps Plumbing 24/7 and we’ll get your pipes fixed quickly to help mitigate any possible water damage and subsequent expenses.

Emergency Frozen Water Pipe Burst Service Buffalo Grove

How do pipes freeze and what causes them to burst? As science shows us, water expands when it freezes. That principle still holds true when it comes to the inside your home’s pipes. Frozen water is being contained within metal pipes or even plastic pipes and causes a significant amount of pressure the pipes are forced to contain. The high pressure can cause the pipes to be compromised and break resulting in a massive plumbing problem for your home or business. Frozen kitchen pipes, frozen bathroom pipes, frozen sewer lines or any other frozen pipe can burst and leave you with a massive amount water damage and expensive cleanup costs.

Exposed water pipes are the most susceptible to freezing when it gets blisteringly cold outside during wintertime. Some of these pipes include water sprinklers or swimming pool lines, or pipes within interior areas not heated, like basements or garages, and pipes that run against walls with minimal insulation.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • Leave your cabinet doors open to let heat from the rooms enter areas where uninsulated pipes are situated.
  • If you will be out of your house for a prolonged period of time, turn off your home’s main water line.
  • Do your best to protect your pipes by insulating any pipes that are situated against uninsulated outside walls or in unheated areas.
  • Slightly turn on your home’s faucets to allow for a small drip of water to flow.
  • Apply heat tape or heat cables around pipes that are prone to freezing.
  • Do not set your property’s thermostat below 55 degrees.

The best way to prevent burst pipe emergencies is to schedule regular maintenance and servicing from the dependable, knowledgeable and experienced plumbing technicians at Capps Plumbing.

Frozen Pipe Repair Services Buffalo Grove

When a pipe burst occurs, it can happen very rapidly and can cause extensive water damage alarmingly fast. Water will spill down walls and ceilings and across floors after a pipe freezes and bursts. This can translate to costly cleanup expenses. The plumbing professionals at Capps Plumbing will be there to unthaw your frozen pipes and/or frozen replace pipes. You can count on Capps to be there for you to address your plumbing emergency 24 hours a day.

Interior burst pipes can be easily replaced. Underground pipes can be fixed by Capps Plumbing using trenchless technology. In some instances, the underground pipe may need replacement as well. Our 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:

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

Frozen Pipes – What To Do

In the event of a frozen or burst pipe in your Buffalo Grove Illinois home or business, who will your first call be to? Capps Plumbing, of course! We are prepared to fix frozen or burst pipes and can repair or replace any frozen or burst pipes with our highly-trained team of plumbing professionals. Choose Capps Plumbing and we’ll fix your home’s plumbing problem, no matter when the emergency occurs. You can trust us to be there to serve you 24/7. We’ll quickly diagnose the problem, give you an upfront fair and honest quote, and proceed with the work for the quoted price with no hidden fees or surprises.


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