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As the temperature warms up, there is a chance that your pipes might of frozen. If they did, here are some tips and steps that you can take to remedy frozen pipes just in case the weather forecast does change for the worst:

  • If the frozen pipe is exposed and visible, use a hairdryer or space heater to thaw the ice blockage. Do not use an open flame and keep space heaters far enough away from walls and flammable materials to avoid fire risk!
  • Shut off the water main leading into the structure and open (not wide open, just open) any faucets connected to the pipe. This will reduce pressure on the frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
  • Examine exposed pipes for leaks. Even with the water main turned off, there will be enough pressure to reveal leaks once the pipe has thawed.
  • Even if no leaks are found, a plumber should examine pipes that experienced a hard freeze. Some pipes may need to be replaced since the material has experienced stretching and fatigue, putting the pipes at risk for future failure.

Click here to read the full list provided by Roto-Rooter

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Even if you can fix your own frozen pipes. You still would need to contact a professional plumber, who is equipped with pipe-thawing equipment, and possibly make repairs to damaged pipes.

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