Frozen pipes
in your home?

Frozen pipes in homes can be a major inconvenience and can cause costly damage if not properly addressed. When water inside a pipe freezes, it expands, putting pressure on the pipe and potentially causing it to burst.

This can lead to flooding and water damage in the home, as well as the need for costly repairs.

If you suspect frozen pipes in your home, give the professionals at Green Attic a call now at 847-929-9492.


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Signs of
frozen pipes​

Limited Water: Lack of running water is one of the first signs of frozen pipes most people notice.

Bulging Pipes: When water freezes, water molecules expand, causing tremendous pressure that can make a pipe bulge noticeably.

Gurgling Sounds: If your pipes start “talking,” making banging or gurgling sounds, it can indicate you’ve got ice traveling through your pipes.

Condensation and Cracks: If you notice a pipe covered in a condensation layer or small surface cracks, it may be freezing.

Smelly Water: A sewage smell emanating from your faucets usually accompanies a freezing exterior sewer line.

What to do
if a frozen pipe bursts

If a pipe bursts in your home, it is important to take immediate action to minimize damage and prevent further issues. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Locate the main water shut-off valve for your home and turn it off. This will stop the flow of water to the pipe that has burst.
  2. If the burst pipe is causing water to flood the area, try to contain the water as much as possible. You can use towels or buckets to soak up the water and prevent it from spreading.
  3. If the water is coming from a hot water pipe, be cautious as the water may be hot and could cause burns.
  4. If the burst pipe is in a location that is difficult to access, such as behind a wall or under a floor, you may need to help to repair the pipe. In the meantime, continue to contain the water as best you can.
  5. If the burst pipe is causing significant damage to your home, such as flooding or water damage to walls or floors, call us to assess the damage and make repairs.
  6. Once the pipe has been repaired and the water has been cleaned up, take steps to prevent future pipe bursts, such as insulating your pipes, fixing any leaks, and maintaining the plumbing in your home.

If a frozen pipe has burst in your home, give the professionals at Green Attic a call now at 847-929-9492.

How to prevent
frozen pipes

There are a few steps homeowners can take.

Here’s how to stop pipes from freezing:
One of the most effective methods is to keep the temperature in the home above freezing, especially in areas where pipes are located, such as basements, attics, and crawl spaces. It is also a good idea to insulate any exposed pipes to keep them warm. If a cold snap is expected, it can be helpful to open cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around pipes under sinks, and to let faucets drip to keep water moving through the pipes.

If a pipe does freeze, it is important to thaw it out as soon as possible to reduce the risk of it bursting. This can be done by applying heat to the affected area using a hair dryer, heating pad, or space heater. It is important to never use an open flame or propane torch to thaw pipes, as this can be dangerous and may cause a fire. If the pipe is inaccessible or the problem cannot be resolved, call Green Attic for assistance.

How to avoid
Pipes Freezing

An ounce of prevention really can have a huge impact on keeping your pipes from freezing this winter. Help prevent frozen pipes by:

  • Draining exterior water lines to prevent pressure from building up.
  • Insulating water pipes in unheated exterior walls, the basements or a crawl space
  • Using sleeve-type insulation to help keep interior pipes above 20 F.
  • Keeping faucets open, even just a trickle, whenever temperatures are close to freezing.
  • Using space heaters for uninsulated areas or during extreme cold snaps. If possible, close room doors after unplugging a space heater to keep areas warm longer.

What to do if you have
Water damage

  • Water and bacteria-growth damages can begin within hours.
  • Call for professional help.
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached.
  • Do not attempt to start removing wall-to-wall carpet without a professional.
  • Lift draperies from the floor, loop through a coat hanger and hang them on a drapery rod.
  • Wipe furniture, prop up wet cushions to dry and place aluminum foil under furniture

We clean up water damage
after frozen pipe

Water damage happens in your basement and throughout the home. Nobody wants to go through the inconvenience that this event can cause. If your basement or any portion of your home has been damaged by flooding, getting help quickly is critical.

GreenAttic is the restoration company ready to respond to your flooding. We clean the mess and restore the damage 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Water Removal

Highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, they may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. This step helps to reduce drying time and helps to prevent mold and secondary water damage.

Drying and Dehumidification

Green Attics's Professionals will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture. We use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. They’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials return to acceptable drying goals.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Green Attics's professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes, including photos and other personal items that can’t be replaced.


Green Attic's professionals can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep cost low. It can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

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