A frozen pipe is always an inconvenience, but it can actually result in a much more serious situation than just a temporary loss of water. If you have a frozen pipe, we advise calling the professionals at Young Plumbing who know how to properly treat it. You might be able to thaw a pipe with a hand-held hair dryer, but avoid using electrical appliances while standing in water as you could get electrocuted. Open the tap to allow steam from the melting ice to escape. Start thawing the pipe at the faucet, and work back toward the other end of the frozen section. As you melt ice, water and steam will come out the open faucet. If you start in the middle, steam produced by melting ice could get trapped and build up enough pressure to burst the pipe. Never pour hot or boiling water directly on a frozen pipe as this will often burst the pipe, if it hasn't already. Never try to thaw a frozen pipe with an open flame. Not only will it damage the pipe but it could start a structure fire. Many people think thawing a frozen pipe is something they can do on their own, but most don't understand how pipes freeze and why they burst. It's best to let a professional Young Plumbing technician apply their expertise!
If your Pipes are Frozen, call the team at Young Pluming for emergency service. 800-248-1474