Plumbers are getting a lot of calls from customers who are without water because of frozen pipes. This could end up being a big problem as we move on with the week, since the cold weather isn’t going away. Bottom line: it would be REALLY nice if the temperature got above 32 degrees here in the next few hours and stay that way for a while, but we’re not sure if that will happen.
If you turn on your faucet and there’s only a trickle of water coming out, you can assume the pipe is frozen. Keep your faucets open since there’s a chance the water may thaw out the pipes. If the pipes are exposed, you can also apply heat from things like an electric heating pad or a hair dryer. NEVER apply blowtorches or anything like that to a pipe.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.