Frozen Pipes – State Farm Insurance – Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Claudia also discussed steps homeowners can take if their pipes do freeze. Among State Farm’s advice:
- If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on and call a plumber.
- You may be able to thaw a frozen pipe with the warm air from a hair dryer. Start by warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible, working toward the coldest section of pipe.
- If your water pipes have already burst, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve in the house; leave the water faucets turned on. Make sure everyone in your family knows where the water shutoff valve is and how to open and close it.