This winter doesn’t have to be like the last. Here are some tips to help you do everything possible to prevent your pipes from freezing this season.
How to determine if you have a frozen pipe:
- Turn on each water supply faucet (both hot and cold) to ensure that there is a steady stream of water. If there’s not much flow or no flow at all, you might have a frozen pipe.
- If the flow of water is slowed or there is no flow, then it is likely that your pipe has frozen.
What to do if you have a frozen pipe:
- Identify the blockage (probably the area of most exposure) and use a blow dryer (do NOT use an open flame torch!) to heat the supply line, while leaving the faucet open.
- Continue heating the pipe until there is a steady flow of water.