Water damage restoration can get pricey. That’s why it’s best to understand your risk of water damage. Don’t get stuck with expensive water damage repair and water damage cleanup. A burst pipe can result from frozen pipes, so you must keep pipes from freezing.
Here’s a few tips to help you identify if your pipes have frozen:
- Turn on each water supply faucet individually (both hot and cold) to ensure that there is a steady stream of water present.
- If the flow of water is slowed, or worse, there is no flow, then it is likely that your pipe has frozen.
- 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.