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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.
Capps Plumbing has been Chicagoland’s model for what a plumbing company should be – dependable, capable, clean, and courteous – since our founding in 1996. With quality residential and commercial plumbing services offered to customers all over Chicago and the suburbs, Capps is the plumber to call if you have a burst or freezing pipe emergency.
Cold winters are the norm for those in Chicago during the winter months. A casualty of these bitter cold days may be your plumbing pipes, and you may find yourself with frozen pipes, or burst pipes that will cause extensive damage if not quickly repaired or replaced. If your pipes burst, you can call the experienced, trustworthy team at Capps Plumbing 24/7, and we’ll get your pipes back up and running and mitigate the damage as soon as possible.
Frozen Water Pipes
Why do pipes freeze or burst? The answer is a scientific one. Water, when freezing, expands. When it does this, whatever is holding or containing this frozen water, in this case metal pipes, or perhaps plastic pipes, undergo an extreme amount of pressure and they may break, resulting in major plumbing problems for your home or business. Frozen kitchen pipes, frozen bathroom pipes, frozen sewer lines or any other frozen pipe can burst and cause extensive water damage.
Water pipes that are exposed, such as water sprinkler 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 are most susceptible to freezing when it gets very cold in the winter.
How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing
- Let heat from the rooms enter areas where uninsulated pipes are by opening cabinet doors.
- If you are going away for an extended period of time, turn off your main water line.
- Make sure to insulate pipes that are situated against uninsulated outside walls or in unheated areas.
- Turn on faucets to allow a small drip of water to flow overnight.
- Apply heat tape or heat cables around pipes that are prone to freezing.
- Don’t set the heat in your home or business below 55 degrees.
The best way to avoid burst pipe emergencies is to schedule regular maintenance and servicing from the reliable, qualified plumbing experts at Capps Plumbing.
Frozen Pipe Repair Services
Burst pipes can cause huge amounts of damage in no time. Water will quickly travel down walls and ceilings and across floors after a pipe freezes and bursts. This can cause thousands of dollars in damage and clean-up costs. The experienced plumbing team at Capps Plumbing will be here to help unthaw your frozen pipes with quality, fast repairs and/or frozen pipe replacement, and we’re available 24 hours a day.
Interior burst pipes can easily be replaced, whereas underground pipes can be repaired by Capps Plumbing using trenchless technology. In some cases, the underground pipe may need to be replaced as well. Our plumbing experts will remove drywall from any areas in which the burst pipe occurs in walls or ceilings. At Capps Plumbing, we offer services for the following:
- Frozen water pipe
- Frozen sewer line
- Frozen bathroom pipe
- Frozen toilet
- Frozen kitchen pipe
- Burst pipe
- Thawing frozen pipes
- Prevent frozen pipes
Frozen Pipes What to do
So, you ask, what should you do if you have a frozen or burst pipe in your home or business? Call Capps Plumbing, of course! We are experts at repairing frozen or burst pipes and can repair or replace any frozen or burst pipes with our team of expert plumbing technicians. When you choose the Capps Plumbing team of experienced plumbers, we’ll take care of the problem, regardless of when the emergency occurs as we’re on call 24/7. We’ll quickly access the issue, quote the price, and do the work for that quoted price with no hidden fees.