Frozen pipes can go beyond just plumbing
Frozen pipes (both copper and PVC) can cause a lot of damage to your home, vacation property or business. Frozen pipes can burst, causing water to leak inside walls and floors, causing expensive water damage that can go far beyond just the expense of repairing the pipes. A three millimeter crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing water damage to possessions and irreplaceable assets.
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If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, a frozen pipe may be at fault, especially if the current or previous night’s temperature is at or below freezing. The best thing to do in this situation is to call a professional.
Why call a professional? It can be dangerous to thaw a pipe with an open flame, which will probably also damage the pipe. If there is any standing water due to a burst pipe, even using a device such as a hair dryer can be hazardous, as using electrical appliances in areas of standing water can cause electrocution.
Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold, outside air to flow across the pipes. Typically a frozen pipe is located on an outer wall, which can be inaccessible. If you’re not sure of the location of the frozen pipe, trying to figure it out yourself is not advisable.