Your home’s pipes can become frozen when the weather produces prolonged periods of extreme cold.
The problem isn’t simply limited to reduced (or no) water flow in your pipes, because when ice builds up inside your pipes it expands, causing excessive pressure inside the pipe leading to cracks or ruptures. Here are some simple tips to reduce the risk of frozen pipes in your home:
Four tips to prevent frozen pipes
- Keep cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas open to allow heat to circulate around uninsulated pipes.
- Turn your hot and cold water taps on until a trickle of water runs from the faucet.
- Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces.
- Keep the heat turned on in your home to at least 55 degrees.
What to do if you have frozen pipes
Find the main shut off valve in your home of business.
You can then use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. Please do NOT use an open flame to thaw pipes.
If you notice slower water flow and think it might be caused by frozen pipes, you should call us immediately. Typically, issues like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
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