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Dos and Don’ts in Thawing Frozen Pipes in Your Missouri Home


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Frozen pipes are inevitable during the cold days or winter season. They are inconvenient and costly. We prepared a presentation on how one can keep their frozen pipes from bursting. Visit:

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Dos and Don’ts in Thawing Frozen Pipes in Your Missouri Home

  1. 1. Temperature drops poses danger not just to our health but also our plumbing system. Adamr (
  2. 2. December to January every year, temperature drops below freezing range in Kansas City, putting water pipes in danger of bursting and could cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in repair. Stuart Miles (
  3. 3. Here are some tips that will help you save your frozen pipes and avoid further damage to your plumbing system. Stuart miles (
  4. 4.  Prepare your equipment and safety gear including safety gloves before you start working on your pipes.
  5. 5.  Do not use any anti- freeze. It’s highly toxic and harmful to every living creature in the area. Vectorolie (
  6. 6.  If the pipe already burst, turn the water supply off before working on the pipe. This lessens the risk of flooding in your property. Debspoons (
  7. 7.  When heating a frozen pipe, start from the top and gradually move down the middle. Heating one stop too much could cause cracks to the pipe. Arztsamui (
  8. 8.  Do not use any blowtorch or open flame as it could release toxic fumes into the plumbing system.
  9. 9.  Do use a hair dryer or heat gun. Keep moving the heat and do not place it directly to the frozen pipe as it could cause sudden rupture. John Kasawa (
  10. 10.  Do not come in contact with electrical cords or wires when you are working with water.
  11. 11.  Wrap frozen pipes with wet burlap or heavy towel. Change it every 5-10 minutes until pipe is thoroughly thawed. Photoraidz (
  12. 12. We hope you learned the dos and don’ts on thawing frozen pipes during winter.
  13. 13. call your licensed Missouri plumber exceptional frozen pipes services