Thawing Frozen Pipes
Once the frozen pipe is located, it’s time to thaw the pipe out. Start by turning the heat up high. If the pipe is difficult to reach, please do not start tearing up any floors or walls. It is best to let a professional get to a pipe that is difficult to reach. If you haven’t already, call Pride Cleaning & Restoration and wait for the plumber to arrive. While you wait, you may use an IR lamp or small heater to heat the area nearest to where the frozen pipe is located if you have either available.
If the frozen pipe is reachable, here are some great ways to start thawing:
- Try using a hairdryer on the frozen area of the pipe.
- Try using boiling water. DO NOT POUR BOILING WATER DOWN THE DRAIN. This can actually cause the pipe to burst. Instead, wrap a thick towel around the frozen pipe and slowly pour boiling water over the towel, pausing briefly in between small pours.
- Try insulating the area where the frozen pipe is located better and turning up the heat.