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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 Elk Grove Village Illinois

Since our business founding in 1996, Capps Plumbing has heightened the service standard for Elk Grove Village homeowners and business owners of what they should expect a plumbing company to be – dependable, capable, tidy, and courteous. With our quality residential and commercial plumbing services offered to home and business owners all over Chicago and the suburbs, give Capps the opportunity earn your business. Our goal is to be your number one choice if you have a busted or frozen pipe emergency.

Cold winters are fairly common for Illinoisans in Chicagoland. Due to the frigid elements, your home’s plumbing could be at risk of succumbing to one of the particularly bitter days Illinois experiences every year. You could be stuck with frozen pipes or burst pipes which could lead to a massive amount of water damage if not repaired or replaced. If there’s a pipe burst in your home, don’t delay. Call the plumbing professionals at Capps Plumbing 24/7 and we’ll take care of the problem as quickly as possible to mitigate any additional water damage and accompanying cleanup costs.

Emergency Frozen Water Pipe Burst Service Elk Grove Village

Why do pipes freeze and what causes them to burst? As science has shown us time and again, water expands as it freezes. This same scientific principle also applies to water inside a home’s pipes as well. If frozen water is trapped within metal pipes or even plastic pipes, there’s a tremendous amount of pressure being exerted on the walls of the pipes. This heavy force is what causes the pipes to be compromised and results in breakages. It’s a soggy scenario that adds up 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 flood your property with water damage and expensive cleanups.

Water pipes closest to outdoor conditions are the pipes that are the most susceptible to freezing. When the temperatures take a dive during arctic winter blasts, it’s especially evident. The pipes that are the most prone to freezing include water sprinklers or swimming pool lines, or pipes within interior areas not heated, such as basements or garages, and any pipes that run along walls and aren’t covered with insulation.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • By leaving cabinet doors open, it will allow heat from other rooms enter areas where uninsulated pipes are located.
  • If you’re going to be away from your property for an extended amount of time, turn off the property’s main water line.
  • When possible, insulate pipes that are located against uninsulated outside walls or in unheated areas.
  • 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.
  • Set the property’s thermostat to at least 55 degrees if not warmer.

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

Frozen Pipe Repair Services Elk Grove Village

If there’s a pipe burst, it happens alarmingly fast and causes a massive amount of water damage in a short period of time. Water will flood down walls and ceilings and across floors. This soggy mess leads to costly cleanups because of the water damage. The experienced plumbing professionals at Capps Plumbing will arrive to quickly thaw your frozen pipes and/or frozen replace pipes. You can count on Capps to be there to fix your plumbing emergency 24 hours a day.

Interior burst pipes can be replaced rather simply. Underground pipes are more difficult to access, so Capps Plumbing utilizes trenchless technology to repair the pipes. In some instances, the underground pipe may need to be removed and replaced. Our highly-skilled team of plumbing experts will remove drywall from areas where 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 sewer line
  • Frozen water pipe
  • Frozen toilet
  • Prevent frozen pipes
  • Thawing frozen pipes

Frozen Pipes – What To Do

Who should you call for service if there’s a frozen pipe or burst pipe in your Elk Grove Village Illinois home or business? Capps Plumbing, of course! Our highly-skilled team of experienced plumbing experts are ready and equipped to fix frozen or burst pipes. When you call Capps Plumbing, your home’s plumbing problem will be solved fast and it doesn’t matter when the emergency occurs. You can count on us to be ready because we’re here to serve you 24/7. We will quickly diagnose the issue, find a solution, calculate an upfront, fair and honest price quote for the work, and perform the job for the quoted price with no hidden fees or surprises.


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