What To Do With Your Frozen Pipe
Have you turned on a faucet and no water or only a trickle came out? It’s a sign you might have a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include near cold air vents, under sinks, in basements, outdoor valves and spigots.
Here’s how you thaw a frozen pipe:
- Turn on all faucets and keep them open. As you treat the frozen pipe, running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
- Apply heat to the pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hairdryer, a portable space heater, or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use kerosene or propane heater, or other open flame devices.
- Apply heat until full water pressure comes back. If you cannot locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.
- Check all other pipes in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes because if one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.
If the frozen area is just massive for you to thaw, we’re here to help with those pipes. Call us at (778) 397-4850 or visit our page.