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How To Thaw Frozen Pipes

Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
Publication date:
February 15, 2018
Article Summary: 

This article provides tips on how to thaw frozen pipes safely to prevent property damage. It warns against using unsafe methods such as blowtorches and propane heaters to thaw pipes. The article suggests identifying frozen pipes and shutting off the water supply to pipes that are at risk of bursting. Safe methods of thawing exposed pipes include using a hair dryer, hot towels, infrared heat lamp, portable space heater, or electrical heating tape. For enclosed pipes, turning up the heat or removing the wall covering may help. The article also advises containing the damage of burst pipes and seeking professional help if needed.


frozen pipes, thawing, bursting, safety, HVAC system, electrical heating tape.

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Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
How To Thaw Frozen Pipes
February 15, 2018
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