Hire a Pro Advice: Repair Frozen Pipes

Get help finding a plumber to repair frozen water pipes and see what should be in a contract between a homeowner and plumber.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Repairing frozen water pipes is a job for a licensed plumber. To find a plumber, ask friends and neighbors for a referral or use the Yellow Pages or an online contractor referral service. The repair can be a quick fix or extensive depending on the severity of the damage which will be determined at the time of the repair.

Here are the basic points that should be included in a written contract with a plumber.

  • Description of the work to be completed
  • Cost of material and all warranties, if applicable
  • Cost of labor and amount of deposit, if required
  • Job date