Frozen Pipe Repair

The bitterly cold winter months in Minnesota often result in frozen pipes for many homeowners. As pipes freeze, they may burst, resulting in costly water leaks. Should your pipes freeze over, call on the frozen pipe repair experts at Gopher Sewer & Drain.

Frozen Pipes Repair in Minneapolis

Did you notice a frozen pipe in your home? Or, do you suspect frozen pipes due to low water pressure? Gopher Sewer & Drain offers frozen pipe repair services to help you alleviate frozen pipes before they burst, potentially saving you the cost of a major water leak and burst pipe repair.

What Causes Frozen Pipes?

Pipes can freeze whether they’re made out of plastic or steel. As the temperature drops around your pipes, the water inside will start to freeze, creating ice. As the ice expands, it continues to fill up the pipe, blocking the line. With a blockage inside your pipes, the excess pressure may cause the pipes to burst.

It’s estimated that the cost to fix a burst pipe can range from $400 to $1,500, depending on the severity of the damage. If you add in the cost of water clean-up, it could cost you thousands. If you notice the signs of frozen pipes, you must reach out to a plumber immediately to prevent pipes from bursting.

The Signs of Frozen Pipes

If your pipes are frozen, you may notice frost on the outside of your pipes indicating ice on the inside. Or, you may find that water won’t run from your faucets when you turn them on. You might also notice an odor coming from your drains due to an ice blockage inside the pipe.

Frozen Pipe Prevention

To help prevent frozen pipes during the winter, insulate them, especially if they’re located on an exterior wall or near areas with no heat. It’s also a great idea to turn your faucets on slightly to allow a drip of warm water to flow through the pipes overnight during severe cold temperatures. Going out of town? Don’t turn your furnace down, and anticipate temperature drops - better a regular gas bill then a flooded home.

Frozen Pipes? Call Gopher Sewer & Drain Today.

Do you have frozen pipes? Now’s the time to act to prevent a damaging pipe burst. Our team can help. Reach out to Gopher Sewer & Drain by calling 612-424-2205 for emergency service.

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What Our Customers Say

"Pedro and Gopher Sewer and Drain came out twice in three days to fix to broken pieces of my shower. Pedro was very kind, professional, and took extra time explaining the plumbing issues so I understood them. I will definitely call Gopher Sewer and Drain next time I have any plumbing issues.

Rachel, Minneapolis, MN

"Amazing service! He was in and out in no time and left the bathroom spotless!

Ed, Columbia Heights, MN

"Gopher Sewer & Drain for the win! Pedro got someone over to my house after business hours in less than 30-minutes. Eduardo went above and beyond working on my drain - three tries plus an attempt to locate a different option. He finally got through and fixed the problem! Really appreciated all interactions with this company.

Katie, Minneapolis, MN

“Pedro came out the same day, fixed our plumbing issue, and probably saved us $1000 by recommending the right fix, not fixing unnecessary plumbing like most companies try to do.”

Justin H., Minneapolis, MN

"Miguel has been to our house multiple times over the years and each time is on time, helpful, and efficient. The first, in fact, was an emergency call on Thanksgiving. Prices are reasonable and you definitely get what you pay for. Strongly recommend for someone looking to avoid the big names and go with a local company.

Jon, Minneapolis, MN
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FAQs on Frozen Pipes

How much does it cost to fix a frozen pipe?

The cost to thaw or defrost a frozen pipe will vary depending on your plumbing set up and which pipe is affected. Once on site our technicians will assess the pipe and provide you with an accurate estimate before commencing with any work. 

How do you fix a frozen pipe?

Thawing a frozen pipe can be relatively straightforward or quite involved depending on the type and location of the pipe. For exposed pipes sometimes simply turning on a faucet and running a space heater can take care of the problem. Interior pipes, on the other hand,  can present a more difficult problem to address. When dealing with a frozen pipe we recommend calling our office so we can walk you through potential solutions, or schedule a technician to come out and take care of the problem. Incorrect application of heat or other remedies could result in a burst pipe and an expensive plumbing repair.  Here at Gopher we have the correct defrosting equipment and know-how to avoid such costly problems.

Will frozen pipes thaw on their own?

Frozen pipes may thaw on their own, however when this happens it often results in a burst pipe. As the water melts inside the pipe it can put pressure on the ice still inside the pipe and cause it to rupture. It is best to have a professional remediate the situation rather than risk a costly pipe repair.