How to Check For Frozen Pipes

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.

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