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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 Mount Prospect Illinois

Since our founding in 1996, Capps Plumbing has set the bar to Mount Prospect home and business owners of what a plumbing company should be – dependable, capable, clean, and courteous. With superior quality residential and commercial plumbing services offered to customers all over Chicago and the suburbs, let Capps earn your business. We want to be your first choice if you have a burst or frozen pipe emergency.

Bitterly cold winters are the norm for residents in Chicago during the winter. Your home’s plumbing could be at risk of succumbing to one of these blisteringly cold days. You may find yourself with frozen pipes or burst pipes which can cause massive water damage if not repaired or replaced right away. If your pipes burst, call the plumbing team at Capps Plumbing 24/7 and we’ll get your pipes repaired immediately to help reduce any additional water damage and subsequent expenses.

Emergency Frozen Water Pipe Burst Service Mount Prospect

What causes pipes to freeze and why do they burst? As science has taught us, water expands when it freezes. That same principle applies inside your home’s pipes. Frozen water is being contained within metal pipes or even plastic pipes and a significant amount of pressure is being exerted on the pipes. The pressure causes the pipes to be compromised and break which leads to a messy 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 substantial amount water damage and costly cleanup expenses.

Exposed water pipes are the most susceptible to becoming frozen when it gets blisteringly cold outside during winter. 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 very little insulation.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

  • Open your cabinet doors to let heat from the rooms enter areas where uninsulated pipes are located.
  • If you will be out of town or away for a prolonged period of time, turn off your home’s main water line.
  • Try to protect your pipes by insulating any pipes that are situated against uninsulated outside walls or in unheated areas.
  • Run your home’s faucets slightly to allow for a small drip of water to flow.
  • Apply heat tape or heat cables around pipes that are prone to freezing.
  • Keep your property’s thermostat above 55 degrees.

The best 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 Mount Prospect

When a pipe bursts, it happens very quickly and can cause massive water damage rapidly. Water will seep down walls and ceilings and across floors after a pipe freezes and bursts. This can translate to expensive cleanup costs. The plumbing technicians at Capps Plumbing will be there to unthaw your frozen pipes and/or frozen replace pipes. You can trust Capps to be there for you to fix your plumbing emergency 24 hours a day.

Interior burst pipes can easily be replaced. Underground pipes can be fixed by Capps Plumbing using trenchless technology. In some occurrences, the underground pipe may require replacement 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 kitchen pipe
  • Frozen water pipe
  • Frozen toilet
  • Frozen bathroom pipe
  • Frozen sewer line
  • Prevent frozen pipes
  • Burst pipe
  • Thawing frozen pipes

Frozen Pipes – What To Do

In the event of a frozen or burst pipe in your Mount Prospect Illinois home or business, who should you call for help? 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 experienced team of plumbing technicians. When you choose Capps Plumbing, your home’s plumbing problem will be repaired regardless of when the emergency occurs. You can count on us to be there to serve you 24/7. We’ll quickly assess the problem, provide you with 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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