Freezing pipes

When temperatures stay below freezing

Give pipes a hand

  • For pipes running through cabinets or vanities, open the door to let warmer room temperatures in.

Keep water working

  • Allow a small trickle of water to run. The cost of extra water is typically lower than the cost of repairing a broken pipe.

If your pipes freeze

Shut off water immediately

  • Do not attempt to thaw pipes without turning off the main shut-off valve.

Thaw pipes with warm air

  • Melt frozen water in the pipe by warming the air around it with a hair dryer or space heather.  
  • Do not leave space heaters unattended and avoid the use of kerosene heaters or open flames.

Careful turning water back on

  • Once pipes thaw, slowly turn the water back on.  
  • Check pipes and joints for any cracks or leaks caused by freezing.