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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 Des Plaines Illinois

Since our founding in 1996, Capps Plumbing has set a high standard to Des Plaines home and business owners of what a plumbing company should be – dependable, capable, clean, and courteous. With excellent residential and commercial plumbing services offered to customers all over Chicago and the suburbs, Capps is your number one choice if you have a burst or frozen pipe emergency.

Cold winters are typical for residents in Chicago during the winter months. Your home’s plumbing may succumb to one of these frigidly cold days. You may find yourself with frozen pipes or burst pipes which can cause extensive damage if not addressed or replaced. If your pipes burst, call the plumbing experts at Capps Plumbing 24/7 and we’ll get your pipes fixed right away and help mitigate any potential damage.

Emergency Frozen Water Pipe Burst Service Des Plaines

How do pipes freeze and why do they burst? As science shows us, water expands when it freezes. That principle still holds true when it comes to your home’s pipes. The frozen water is being contained within metal pipes or even plastic pipes and they will be under a significant amount of pressure. These forces can cause the pipes to be compromised and break. This results in an extensive plumbing issue 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 significant amount water damage and expensive cleanups costs.

Water pipes that are exposed are the most susceptible when it gets blistingly cold outside over the winter months. Some of these areas 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

  • Keep your home’s cabinet doors to let heat from the rooms enter areas where uninsulated pipes are situated.
  • If you are going out of town or otherwise away for a longer period of time, turn off your home’s main water line.
  • Do your best insulate pipes that are located against uninsulated outside walls or in unheated areas.
  • Run 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 let your thermostat to be set to anything under 55 degrees.

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

Frozen Pipe Repair Services Des Plaines

When a pipe burst happens, it happens very quickly and can cause substantial water damage before you know it. Water will rush down walls and ceilings and across floors after a pipe freezes and bursts. This can add up to significant cleanup costs. The experienced plumbers at Capps Plumbing will be there to unthaw your frozen pipes and/or frozen replace pipes. You can count on Capps to be there to address to your emergency plumbing problem 24 hours a day.

Interior burst pipes can be replaced easily. Underground pipes can be fixed by Capps Plumbing using trenchless technology. In some instances, the underground pipe may need to be replaced as well. Our plumbing professionals 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 bathroom pipe
  • Frozen sewer line
  • 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 Des Plaines Illinois home or business, who do you need to call? Capps Plumbing, of course! We are ready to repair frozen or burst pipes and can fix or replace any frozen or burst pipes with our team of highly-trained plumbing experts. Choose Capps Plumbing and we’ll repair your home’s plumbing issue, no matter what time the emergency occurs. Count on us to be there to serve you 24/7. We’ll quickly assess the issue, provide you with an upfront fair and honest quote, and proceed with the work for that quoted price with no hidden fees.


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