“Prepare your pipes with insulation, which provides the first line of defense against freezing. Insulation tubes from a hardware store should provide effective protection. Pay particular attention to pipes in unheated areas, those that have frozen in previous winters and pipes that have been repaired in the past year.
If your outdoor water faucets have a separate shut-off valve, close the valve, open the spigots to drain the lines and leave them open until spring. If your faucets have a back-flow prevention device, be sure to disconnect it so that the water drains from the line.”
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If your pipes have already frozen over, it is best not to attempt to heat them yourself to remedy the problem. Doing so can cause even further damage or possible injury to yourself. There is a safer way to ensure that all of the affected pipes in your plumbing system are taken care of.
Steam thawing is a method used to push steam through your pipes at a temperature that will not cause further damage. Our trained staff will quickly set up this process to have water flowing in your home again. Call us at 612-861-6425 for more information.