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What Causes Plumbing Water Pipes To Freeze?

December 19, 2009

Symptoms Of Frozen Plumbing Pipes

Are the plumbing water pipes frozen?  Is there no water coming from the faucet when it’s turned on?  If you live in a northern area, such as White Bear Lake, Minnesota, it’s very possible that the cause of no water from the faucets may be caused by frozen plumbing pipes. 

No Water Coming From Faucets

No water from the household faucets could be as simple as sediment in the plumbing pipes.  However, winter in Minnesota can be unforgiving and frozen plumbing water pipes may be the cause of no water from the faucets.  Our plumbing business is located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota therefore receiving a no water call isn’t new to us.

Causes Of Frozen Plumbing Pipes

After October in Minnesota, the plumbing water pipes are susceptible to freezing.  In White Bear Lake, MN, we at Roger Vadnais Plumbing have been on many frozen water pipe calls already this December.  No water from the faucets and frozen pipes will occur when a plumbing pipe is exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for too long, especially if there is a breeze hitting the pipe. 

Solutions To Frozen Water Pipes

Upper midwest states such as Minnesota need to properly protect plumbing piping in order to avoid freezing.  At Roger Vadnais Plumbing, we suggest that all exterior walls be insulated as much as possible.  Insulation is one of the best solutions to help avoid frozen plumbing water pipes.  Our plumbers have a machine on the trucks that is designed to thaw unthawed pipes.  If you have a frozen pipe or any other plumbing problem, we will promptly get you back in service.  To set up an appointment, contact us at (651) 429-3303 or visit us online at

Some of the Minnesota cities we service include:

White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada, Gem Lake, Shorview, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Lake Elmo, Dellwood, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Pine Springs, North Oaks, Maplewood, Centerville, Roseville, Stillwater, Grant, Woodbury, Arden Hills, Willernie.

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