Freezing pipes

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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.