Frozen Pipes and Winterization

Broken and Cracked Pipe Repair

As we all know, winters in Central Oregon can be tough! Snow, sleet, ice and below freezing temperatures on a daily basis can really do a number on your pipes. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, frozen pipe bursts are not necessarily caused by the radial expansion of ice trapped in the pipes, but is actually caused by the pressure that is built up between the faucet and the blockage. This is why it is recommended to run faucets on a slow and steady drip when temperatures drop, to allow the pressure to escape. That being said, many pipe bursts and frozen pipe emergencies cannot be avoided and can cause a lot of damage to your home. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or potentially need emergency plumbing, give us a call:

  • Water will not come out of a hose bib or faucet
  • You can hear running water under your home
  • Pipes are making lurching noises when turning on showers or faucets
  • You have no water coming into the house at all

Winterization Services

Before winter hits, you want to make sure you do everything that you can to prevent a frozen or broken pipe. Sunset Plumbing of Bend’s winterization services can help to prevent damage to your home’s pipes this winter. Our services include: plumbing system winterization and adding faucet covers and vent covers to your home’s exterior.

Clogged Pipes and Drains

So tell us, how many bottles of liquid plumber has it been over the last few years? 5? 10? 20? If you have noticed that your drain runs freely for a few weeks after using the liquid stuff, but then begins to gradually slow down as time goes on, it’s time to call a professional. Drains and pipes gather grease, hair, soap, food and many other random items over their lifetime. Some of these clogs can be fixed with a screwdriver or by cleaning off the stopper; but for those hard-to-reach and stubborn pipe and drain clogs that keep coming back, call the professionals at Sunset Plumbing of Bend at 541-382-0109 or email.

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