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4 Signs Your Pipes May Be Frozen

Since the polar vortex here in Northeast Ohio, many homeowners have concerns about the pipes in their homes. Here at Verne & Ellsworth Hann, we’ve had our fair share of calls regarding frozen and burst pipes. Here are 4 signs your homes pipes may be frozen.

  • Frost on pipes: You may be able to see frost on the exterior of exposed pipes, like those under your sinks.
  • No water coming out of faucet: If you turn your faucet on and there is no water or very little water coming out, you most likely have a frozen pipe.
  • Water leaking from ceiling, wall or in the basement: This is a sure sign that the pipes have frozen and burst. Water expands when it freezes which causes pressure on pipes. The pressure can cause leaks or cracks.
  • A bad smell from faucets or drains: If a pipe is blocked, the odor will come up through your faucets or drains.

If you experience any of these signs, call Verne & Ellsworth Hann immediately. Always take precautions, such as turning your heat up, leaving faucets running, and opening cabinet doors to expose pipes to heat.

Located in Cleveland Heights, Verne & Ellsworth Hann has been a leader in heating, cooling and plumbing for over 64 years. Owned and operated by Bill and Chris Hann, Verne & Ellsworth is the ONLY Hann family owned HVAC and plumbing company in Cleveland.

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  • Chris,

    Barry has just left after giving us a walk through of our new systems which are vastly superior to what was replaced.  Jake, Adam, Will, Barry and Brian were all skilled, diligent, professional and courteous in every aspect.  Clearly, we chose wisely when we hired you.

    - Steven S.( Pepper Pike, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, September 2019 )
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    - Margaret S.( University Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, September 2019 )
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