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Frozen Pipe Repair Services

Winter isn’t just about cozy days spent fireside enjoying the snow; it also comes with the issue of frozen pipes for many Seattle home and business owners. Pipes that aren’t protected by the heating system inside your home or business, such as the ones running through the exterior walls, the attic, and crawl spaces, are particularly vulnerable to freezing during a cold snap.

At Ben’s Plumbing, we understand how frustrating it can be when pipes freeze. With more than 25 years in business, we have been efficiently fixing Seattle’s frozen pipes for decades. While the best long-term solution is properly insulating your water pipes, we’re here to provide our expert plumbing services when you’re faced with an already frozen pipe. Our team has the knowledge and experience to efficiently address, and restore your property’s water flow quickly and reliably.

Signs of Frozen Pipes

Poor insulation or sudden temperature drops can cause pipes to freeze. When this happens, the internal pressure can cause the pipe to burst, potentially releasing thousands of gallons of water in a single day. As a home or business owner, it’s important to recognize the signs of frozen water pipes so you can act quickly and call us before the situation escalates:

  • Unexplained Moisture: Unexplained moisture or water leaks inside your home can be a sign that your pipes have frozen and are beginning to thaw.
  • No or Low Amount of Water: If you turn on your taps and experience low water pressure or no water at all, it's a strong indicator that your pipes are freezing.
  • Pipe Exterior: When you see frost forming on the exterior of your pipes, it's a telltale sign that the water inside has already frozen.
Frozen pipes, photo by Ben's Plumbing

Remember, you’re not alone in navigating Seattle’s winter plumbing challenges. If you observe any of these signs, it’s wise to contact the licensed local plumbers at Ben’s Plumbing. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you notice any of these signs – our expert plumbers will quickly inspect the issue and provide the right solution for fixing frozen pipes.

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Frozen Pipe Prevention

There are two key factors that contribute to the freezing of pipe: temperature and water movement. Water that remains stagnant for too long is the perfect recipe for a pipe disaster.

The good news is that there are proactive measures you can take to avoid issues and prevent freezing pipes in the first place. The underlying principle is simple: you want to ensure the water inside your pipes doesn’t stay still for too long and doesn’t get excessively cold. Here are some best ways to prevent frozen pipes in your home or business:

Insulate All Exposed Pipes
Insulate All Exposed Pipes

Start by insulating both your cold and hot water pipes in any exposed areas, such as the basement, attic, exterior walls, under sinks, and any outdoor plumbing. This helps maintain an even temperature and prevents the water inside from getting too cold.

Seal Air Leaks
Seal Air Leaks

Carefully inspect your home or business for any areas where cold air could be entering near the plumbing, like around dryer vents or electrical wiring. Seal these air leaks with caulk or insulation to keep the warmth in and the cold out.

Maintain Thermostat Settings
Maintain Thermostat Settings

Avoid frequently adjusting your thermostat. Instead, keep it at a consistent temperature throughout the day and night. This helps ensure your indoor heating can adequately protect your pipes.

Keep Faucets Dripping
Keep Faucets Dripping

Keep a faucet open, allowing for a gentle trickle or drip of water. This constant movement helps prevent the water in your pipes from freezing, even in the coldest conditions.

Prep for Winter
Prep for Winter

As the seasons change, take the time to drain your outdoor sprinkler system and swimming pool. Don’t forget to remove and fully drain any hoses as well.

These small steps will help you prevent this issue and the costly damages they can cause during winter.

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Repair Services

We understand that this issue can be a property owner’s worst nightmare, but that can be resolved with the right expertise. For over 25 years, we have been providing comprehensive pipe repair services to Seattle residents and businesses. There isn’t a situation we haven’t encountered and resolved. If you’re concerned about a frozen or burst pipe, our emergency plumbing service ensures we’ll be at your doorstep promptly to control the damage.

The Benefits of Pipe Repair

When you’re facing a frozen pipe emergency, hiring a professional frozen pipe repair service like Ben’s Plumbing offers numerous benefits, ensuring you won’t have to spend extra money on repairs due to inaccurate fixes. Here are some advantages of choosing Ben’s Plumbing to fix your pipe system:

Expertise and Specialized Knowledge: With over 25 years of experience, our plumbers understand the unique plumbing systems in Seattle homes and buildings. We can quickly control damage and perform necessary repairs efficiently.
Professional Tools: Thawing and repairing requires specialized equipment that is not readily available in most homes or businesses. Our team has the proper tools and expertise to safely heat, thaw, and fix the pipes without causing further damage.
Preventing Future Issues: In addition to unfreezing pipes, our professionals can also help you understand the root causes and provide guidance on how to prevent the pipe system from freezing in the future. This comprehensive approach ensures you don't have to deal with the same problem again.
Safety and Liability Protection: Thawing a pipe can be a hazardous task, carrying risks like fire. Our team at Ben's Plumbing is trained to handle these challenges safely and efficiently. Additionally, our professionals are insured, ensuring no liability falls on you.
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When you’re facing the stress and chaos of a frozen or burst pipe, it’s crucial to have a reliable, local partner by your side. At Ben’s Plumbing, we’ve been providing personalized plumbing solutions to Seattle residents and businesses for over two decades.

Our team of skilled, insured, and licensed plumbers and technicians are experts at swiftly addressing frozen pipe emergencies and controlling the damage.

We understand how overwhelming a frozen pipe situation can be. At Ben’s Plumbing, we take pride in our AAA rating from the Better Business Bureau and our long-standing reputation for personalized service and reliable results.

No matter the extent of the issue, you can trust the professionals at Ben’s Plumbing to handle it efficiently and effectively.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Can a plumber fix frozen pipes?

Absolutely, professional plumbers from Ben’s Plumbing have the proper training and specialized equipment to fix frozen pipes effectively. Our team of experienced plumbers has the intricate knowledge and skill set to quickly and efficiently address frozen pipe problems. We’ll start by carefully assessing the situation and using our specialized tools to safely thaw the frozen section. Once the pipe is unfrozen, we can then inspect it for any resulting damage and carry out the necessary repairs to restore proper water flow.

Should I call a plumber for frozen pipes?

When you’re faced with the challenge of frozen pipes, the best course of action is to call a reliable, experienced plumber. At Ben’s Plumbing, we strongly advise against attempting to handle a frozen pipe issue on your own, as even a small misstep in the process can lead to costly water leaks and extensive property damage.

Our team of skilled, licensed plumbers has the specialized knowledge and equipment to safely and effectively address. Trying to thaw or repair a pipe without the proper training and tools can easily result in pipe bursts, water leaks, and thousands of dollars in repairs. It’s simply not worth the risk.

What do plumbers use to unfreeze pipes?

When it comes to addressing frozen pipes, the skilled professionals at Ben’s Plumbing have a comprehensive toolkit at their disposal. We utilize a variety of specialized heating techniques and equipment to safely and effectively unfreeze and repair your pipes, such as electrical heating tape, portable heaters, hot towels, steam, infrared lamps, and pipe-thawing machines, to unfreeze and repair pipes.

How much does it cost to fix frozen water pipes?

The actual frozen pipe repair cost can vary, as it depends on several key factors, such as the damage severity, the pipe location, and the complexity of the repairs required. When it comes to addressing a frozen pipe emergency, we know cost is a top concern for homeowners and business owners.

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Sean G.
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Sean G.
Ben's Plumbing is AWESOME! They are very responsive, very flexible, very communicative and great to work with! The team had great knowledge and provided suggestions over the phone to attempt to unclog a pipe. They were able to squeeze me into their schedule and it was great because they helped resolve an issue before it became a larger issue. Brian came out and helped provided some preventative support as well. Great, honest people and I recommend them 1000%!
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Phil C.
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Phil C.
Ben is always the guy I want on the job, and for the past couple years he's been quick, responsive, and a professional at the work I've needed him to get done for me. He's the local guy that always has your best interest in mind - for example this last testing work he did, he noticed that whoever performed my last sprinkler testing forgot to turn the system back on! He truly caught & made a life-saving fix for us, which shows his professional knowledge and attention to what's going on around him. Thanks again for the great work and conversation, Ben, see you next year I hope!
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Tessa V.
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Tessa V.
I have used Ben's plumbing for all of my plumbing needs for the past few years. Finally decided to have a shower head upgrade and replace the disposal with our most recent visit. It's always been easy to schedule and their work is top notch.
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Wanda C.
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Wanda C.
Received service through HD Partner, Brian was great and install my new replaced water heater quickly. He also provided feedback what to do with our gas radian heat line incase we want to install ductless mini split AC. Overall, we are very pleased with the professionalism and speed of the work!
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Elizabeth F.
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Elizabeth F.
They showed up on time. Got the parts and fixed our shower in a very timely manner. Will definitely be contacting Ben's plumbing for any other plumbing issues.
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Cathy G.
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Cathy G.
I have had them come to my apt in the last couple weeks. Both times the staff were prompt, polite, and easy to discuss the situation with. Thank you very much.
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Anthony Sicola
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Anthony Sicola
Our water heater decided to start leaking at 3pm on a Friday and the team at Ben's Plumbing got back to me quickly, got me a bid that wasnt outrageous, and scheduled me for their first slot on Monday morning. The installers arrived on time, were quick, thoughtful, and did great work. I'd totally recommend Ben's Plumbing to anyone.
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Laura Anderson
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Laura Anderson
Nic from Ben’s Plumbing was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING fixing the leak from our toilet yesterday with skill and finesse! Upon arrival, he immediately expertly assessed the problem(s) and proposed an excellent approach, with options, to resolve the issues. I had complete confidence in his capability to handle the expected and unexpected with this repair. I highly, highly recommend Nic (and Ben’s Plumbing) for any work, and we will be coming back again for additional projects and needed repairs at our house. Nic is an excellent communicator and explained everything clearly to a plumbing novice, answered all of my questions, was extraordinarily neat in opening up the drywall and then tidying up at the end of his work. Because of the blessing to me of Nic, I can now sleep peacefully at night knowing that a trustworthy repair has been completed. Thank you, Nic, and Ben’s Plumbing!
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Steve Fuller
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Steve Fuller
Fast, courteous, and professional. They were able to provide same day service for an urgent matter. I highly recommend.
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Nathan Kurtz
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Nathan Kurtz
Ben was great! Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, will use again, happily!
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Nicholas O'Connell
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Nicholas O'Connell
Fast, friendly, highly effective service!
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Juliana Olivers
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Juliana Olivers
Easy, kind, down to earth from start to finish. I felt the costs were transparent and the work was done well and efficiently. We had a water heater issue and they took care of us within 24 hours on the weekend. Text communication was an option and online payment made things easy. Will use Ben’s again.
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Charlie Di Bona
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Charlie Di Bona
"We've turned to Ben's Plumbing/HD Partners several tines and will be coming back whenever we have a plumbing issue. Ben and Brian were both extremely helpful, professional and skilled and were both obviously concerned with providing value and keeping us informed of the tradeoffs in every decision"
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Jean-Masse Buchanan
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Jean-Masse Buchanan
"Excellent experience! I had a backed up line, and Nick came out and did a thorough job. He explained the situation in laymen's terminology, showed me the issues via video, and solved the problem. I would definitely recommend him to others"
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Virginia Knight
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Virginia Knight
"Really nice people, from the office to the field. Our engineer was super helpful and got the repair done quickly, including a trip to the hardware store to get the right part for our quirky old house. I’m bummed that we used a “name brand” service on our recent sewer project - wish I had know about"
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Kari Tomosada
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Kari Tomosada
"We discovered a leak in our basement and Ben’s Plumbing sent Jerry out early the next morning. He was extremely professional, respectful and friendly. He found the issue quickly, resolved it and thoroughly explained what he saw and how he fixed it. Highly highly recommend Jerry and Ben’s Plumbing"
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Jason Abby Kliger Hatch
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Jason Abby Kliger Hatch
"We have been working with Ben’s Plumbing (now HD Partners) for years. Our house is old with a lot of plumbing issues. Ben and Brian have been wonderful to work with. They are incredibly responsive and know what they are doing. Each issue has been approached thoughtfully and we always know"
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Laura Querry
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Laura Querry
"I hired Ben's to take care of the plumbing for two bathroom fluffs in our home - the first visit involved removing the old faucets and the second visit was to install new faucets and a (tricky) Kohler Reach toilet. I can't remember the first plumber's name, but Nick did the installs and they were both great to work with"
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