How to Defrost Frozen Water Pipes


Defrost Water Pipes

Frozen Pipe Repairs:

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If a water pipe has burst, turn off the water at the main shut-off valve (found near the water meter or where the main line enters the house); leave the faucet(s) open until repairs are completed.

Don’t thaw a frozen pipe with an open flame; like a blowtorch. Try to thaw the blockage with a hand-held hair dryer. Heat nearest the faucet very slowly with the faucet open and work backward toward the coldest section. 

Caution: Don’t use electrical tools while standing in water; you could get electrocuted.