If you’ve taken every precaution and your pipes freeze, it can be a nightmare. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make the situation a little better. Here are three things you should do when your pipes freeze.
Turn Off the Water Valve
If your pipes burst and water is going everywhere, you will need to turn off the water valve. Usually, the main shut-off valve can be found in a garage or basement. Turn it off and call a plumber right away.
Keep Your Faucet Open
If your pipes didn’t burst, but they are frozen you can turn your faucet on. The ice in the pipe will start to melt and the water flowing into the pipe can help melt the ice.
Apply Heat to the Pipe
No blow torches, please. You will need to use something that isn’t dangerous. If your pipes freeze you can use a heating pad, blow dryer, or a space heater (kept at a good distance) to help unfreeze your pipes.
Call a Professional Plumber
This should be obvious when your pipes freeze, but some people will put it off until their pipes burst. Call a plumber as soon as you can to fix the pipes before it gets worse.
If you need a guide to prevent frozen pipelines or need frozen pipe repair in Moscow, PA, call the professionals at Freedom Flow Plumbing and Heating Services today at (570) 468-8217. They will be able to repair your pipes and provide any further pipe maintenance you may need.