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Do your pipes need to be thawed out?

Many areas of the country are experiencing brutally cold weather, particularly the New England states. The cold weather can wreak havoc on your home, particularly the plumbing system. Pipes are especially susceptible to damage in extreme temperatures, and if you are not careful, the outdoor conditions can take their toll and cause significant damage.

There is almost nothing more damaging to pipes than extremely cold weather. If you are not careful, you could end up with pipes that have frozen over and need to be thawed out before they work properly again. So what are some of the most effective ways you can handle this problem?

If you have a pipe that is frozen, one of the first things you will want to do is apply heat directly to the affected area. You can do this with heat tape, warm water or even just by wrapping a towel around the pipe itself. Should you be unable to locate or reach the frozen pipe yourself, an Arlington plumber will be able to help.

You will also want to make sure that you keep the faucet running when you are attempting to thaw out the pipes. As you treat the frozen pipe and the water begins to melt, it will need to flow through and out of the faucet. This will help the process go more smoothly.

If you are facing issues with your home plumbing system that you cannot handle on your own, be sure to schedule an appointment with John C. Flood today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different services that we offer to our customers.