Drain Cleaning Services in the Twin Cities

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

“I had a clogged sink and I called Gopher Sewer & Drain. They came out promptly, diagnosed the problem and cleaned my drain. The service was prompt, they were careful around my kitchen and cleaned up everything. I will use them again.”

Tom & Julie, Minneapolis, MN

“I recommend Pedro to everyone who asks. 1st of all he’s the nicest guy ever. Secondly you feel like you’re getting a fair price when you use him for a job. He actually came to my house one time and as I had a problem he couldn’t fix, he left without charging me a dime. I offered to pay him for his time and mileage but he refused to take my money. It’s not often you find that integrity in today’s world. It’s not fun to have to call a plumber, but Pedro will make the process less painful.”

Kristin O., Minneapolis, MN

“I called Gopher Sewer & Drain to clean out my clogged sewer. They came quickly and cleaned out over 3 lbs of tree roots. They were very careful of my carpet in my basement, cleaned up everything and took it all away. I will call them again when I have a problem.”

Nicole, Richfield, MN

“Had a drain backing up and was tempted to deal with the problem myself...glad I didn’t! Gopher was able to quickly dispatch someone to come out and assess the issue and within an hour had everything back to normal! Pedro was extremely helpful and courteous throughout the whole process. Will use again and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you!”

Cody J., St. Anthony, MN

"I called Pedro on a Friday night at 6pm during the Covid-19 pandemic with a floor drain backing up anytime water was used in my house. Miguel was at my house at 8am on Saturday morning and used an auger to clear my main sewer line. Pedro ended up having to come too because my house sits back from the street and they needed more than 100ft of cable to reach the clog. They were able to clear the line and replace the corroded cap in 2 hours and everything is draining great now. They were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend them for service in the Twin Cities and will call them again if I ever need service. It was cheaper than expected so that was great too. I'll be getting my line scoped later this summer and will be using GSD."

Dave, Minnetonka, 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.