Frozen Pipe Prevention
- Open under-sink cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms and interior doors to places, such as the garage, where pipes are located.
- Drain water to outdoor faucets.
- Seal all air leaks in crawl spaces and basements.
- Insulate all pipes where there is a draft (typically in crawl spaces, outdoor locations and next to foundation walls).
- Keep thermostat set to 60 degrees or higher.
- Turn on faucets to a thin trickle.
- Install insulation or electric heat tape to keep vulnerable pipes from freezing.
IF YOUR PIPES FREEZE - CALL US, we have a professional pipe thawer to thaw your pipes and get water flow restored, or check out the other helpful hints below.
- Call us for help if the frozen pipe breaks or is next to a gas pipe. Don't use direct heat neat it.
- Warm the area with a towel soaked in hot water, a space heater or a hair dryer. Make sure your faucet is on to prevent breaking.
- Avoid using a torch, which co uld start a fire.
- Allow a pipe to run water for a while once it begins flowing again.
- Check for leaks to make sure none of the pipes or joints need to be repaired.
- Find the source of the cold air and seal it off.