By Mrs J. - Boston on 19/01/2017

“The staff from Drain Doctor Peterborough Plumbing and Drainage were very reassuring when our pipe burst and flooded the kitchen. They worked quickly and fixed the problem in no time.”

Mrs J. – Boston

When the Drain Doctor Peterborough Plumbing and Drainage office received a call from Mrs J. of Boston to report a plumbing emergency, technicians were dispatched as quickly as possible.

Frozen pipes had burst and water was flooding the kitchen of the property. Mrs J. was unable to contain the water and was doing her best to prevent it from seeping further into her house.

Drain Doctor Peterborough technicians soon arrived at the property and started work by isolating the water supply at a stopcock outside the property.

They then began work to replace the broken section of pipe. Using pipe cutters and new joints a section of copper pipe was replaced. The joints were sealed and carefully checked to ensure that there were no leaks.

The pipework, which ran along an external wall was also lagged with pipe insulation foam to protect it from future icy conditions.

There are a number of things that householders can do to protect their pipes from freezing weather conditions.

Drain Doctor Peterborough Plumbing and Drainage recommends that pipes are lagged if they run outside or along a poorly-insulated wall. If a pipe is susceptible to freezing it should be left slightly open so that water is moving through (dripping, not running) which will help to prevent it from freezing.

If you suspect that a pipe has burst but is still frozen, the water supply should be isolated and the pipe heated gently using a hairdryer or hot water bottles to thaw it slowly.

Drain Doctor Peterborough Plumbing and Drainage will be pleased to provide advice about frozen pipes and can always be relied upon to sort out your plumbing emergencies should they arise. We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We don’t charge for call-outs and make sure that the price you see is the price you pay.

Call our office now on 01733 841037 and let Drain Doctor Peterborough handle your emergency plumbing problem with unbeatable care, efficiency and value for money.