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Frozen pipes: How to take the chill out!

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Winter is here, which means people may experience frozen pipes. If this ever happens to you, here are some tips on how you can safely thaw them out. What should you do if a water pipe freezes? When the water freezes, it tries to expand inside the pipe.

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It is a very common problem that occurs during cold weather, especially in colder climates. Frozen pipes can make your water unusable, or even unsafe to drink. Even worse, there is a risk of burst pipes and flooding. When the water freezes, it tries to expand inside the pipe, but the pipe itself cannot expand. This results in extra pressure, which can cause the pipe to bust and flood your property.

A good way to prevent frozen pipes is to open the taps of some of the rooms. When you do this, a bit of cold water, closest to the tap will be used for heating. It will get warmer as it moves away from the tap, and at some point it’ll be warm enough that it won’t freeze anymore. If a pipe freezes even with an open tap, NEVER try to thaw it out by holding a lighter or stove over it, which is extremely dangerous and illegal! It’s important to deal with the situation safely, especially if you’ve already noticed a drop in water pressure.

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