Thawing Frozen Pipes 101

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Pipes get frozen mostly as a result of temperature drop. For pipes in exposed areas, the chances of getting frozen are very high, however, thawing a frozen pipe is an important step to be taken a soon as possible to avoid further damage of the pipes and forceful expansion due to water frozen. How do you do that? Here are some easy tips on ways to thaw a frozen pipe… Find more information here.

 

Locate the Pipe:

the first step to take in the thawing process is to locate the frozen pipe. To get this, check pipes in cold places or non-insulated pipes. Furthermore, you may notice some frost or blockage in the pipes. If you notice any of these signs, then, the pipe may be frozen. See here for information about Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Plumbing Company 2.

 

Open Water Ways:

the next step is to open the faucet that water passes to. This will help the pipe reduce pressure and simplify the thawing process for you.

Begin your thawing process from the opened faucet down to the frozen area. This will help the water release gradually all the frozen elements in the pipe. You should be very careful when doing this because if done forcefully, it may break the pipe and lead to greater damage to the material. Moreover, if you start the thawing process at the frozen point, the ice could get stuck at a particular point and lead to more pressure on the pipe.

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