Bathrooms in homes across the Dallas region are literally freezing right now. In many instances water is freezing up in bathtubs, toilets, and sinks making bathrooms unusable. Local plumbers are getting far more calls than they can handle, in some cases over 2,000 calls per hour leaving local residents to try and fix the problems themselves or looking for alternatives.
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How to Prevent Your Water Leaking Damage and to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing and Bursting
Tip #1: If you are a homeowner you should own a water meter key. You can pick these up at Home Depot or online for around $20. If you see a leak in your home shutting the water off quickly is paramount to limting how much damage you’ll have from the leak and reducing the cost to repair your home. Water meters in Texas are generally located at the curb in front of your residence. If you do not have a water meter key immeidately call your local water department and request assistance in shutting off your meter.
Tip #2: If you have a tankless water heater leave your hot water on drip in at least one faucet when sub-freezing temperatures are predicted to ensure water going through the heater doesn’t freeze up. At a drip this should not activate your tankless heater to turn on either so you won’t waste electricity or gas. This will help keep your hot water pipes from feezing up and reduce the liklihood of damage to your water heater.
Tip #3: Many Texas homes now have plumbing running through the ceiling. Your home may not have adequate insulation around this piping for extreme winter temperatures or it may use copper piping instead of PEX or PVC piping. Copper piping is often soldered together and the joints can break easily when exposed to exremely low temperatures for longer periods. If you are having your piping replaced or are buying a previously owned home ask and ensure it will be properly insulated to protect against the winter temperatures.
Here are photos and videos of what is happening across Dallas
1. Toilet water is freezing in the bowl
hey from me and my LITERAL FROZEN TOILET pic.twitter.com/gvu5hHjYG3
— molls! DM IF UNF (@gldencherry_) February 15, 2021
2. Water is also freezing around bowls
3. Bathtubs full of water are freezing solid
Water stored in the bathtub froze solid last night. That's how it's going in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/cJdUMDT6pN
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) February 16, 2021
4. Pipes are bursting creating indoors waterfalls
Shocking! 😱 Turn up the volume!
Pipes busted from freezing. (Denton, Texas)
Please, If you are in Texas and you have not done so, let a couple of faucets drip until the freeze is over! #TexasFreeze #Texas #Denton pic.twitter.com/PE9Fy9jv7w
— Anas Alhajji (@anasalhajji) February 15, 2021
5. Busted pipes are also creating cascades of water from top floor apartment patios
This is the water pouring out of my third floor apartment. The ceiling collapsed from a broken pipe gushing water. I’m one of the many newly homeless in Dallas. from texas
It’s not just bathrooms either.
6. Pipes in aparment building park garages are bursting and freezing on cars below
Texas 2021 from texas
7. Hot tubs full of water are freezing solid
Can confirm my hot tub is frozen. pic.twitter.com/wOvqQW8XJC
— A. Money (@amalaz95) February 15, 2021
8. And so are outdoor pools
please appreciate this photo of my dad standing on top of our frozen pool in dallas, measuring the thickness of the ice with a tape measure 😂 #DallasWeather #dfw pic.twitter.com/DanZ9fpRjc
— diana✨ (@xdianarose) February 17, 2021
My sister’s pool in Dallas is completely frozen over! pic.twitter.com/PEsZJQxSHB
— liberalpropaganda (@CRTCHP) February 17, 2021
Are your pipes broken or leaking? Is your bathroom frozen? At Brunson Construction we have plumbers on staff stadning by to come fix your bathroom up asap with our Dallas Handyman services. From the smallest leaks to full plumbing repair, we’re here to help get your bathroom back to normal after the damage of Winter Storm Uri.