What to do about frozen pipes?

01/08/2017 11:06 AM by

From Church Hill Neighborhood on Facebook:

Has anyone in an older house in Church Hill ever had pipes freeze on a cold day? Water throughout my house seems to be working fine, but the kitchen sink–nothing… Any advice?

From my experience:

Prevention is the best approach: when it’s gonna be cold enough, drip your hot and cold faucets to keep the water moving. For me, it’s when the temperature drops into the teens or is going to be below freezing for an entire day or more.

Got one stopped up sink? Try putting a space heater in the space below, or in the crawl space if you can get to it. This would clear up my frozen kitchen sink in an hour or 2. Do this at your own risk, of course.

Any other suggestions?




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