Frozen Pipes & Drains
Is it cold out and suddenly you have no more running water? Are your drains blocked? You might be faced with a frozen pipe or drain. When water freezes in a pipe, if it expands enough to block the water from flowing.
If You Suspect a Frozen Pipe
If you open a faucet and no water comes out, don't take any chances. Call 5 Star Drain at 514-316-1043 and speak with a certified technician. If a water pipe bursts, turn off the water at the main shut-off valve (usually at the water meter or where the main line enters the house); leave the faucet(s) open until repairs are completed. Don't try to thaw a frozen pipe with an open flame; as this will damage the pipe and may even start a building fire. You might be able to thaw a pipe with a hand-held hair dryer. Slowly apply heat, starting close to the faucet end of the pipe, with the faucet open. Work toward the coldest section. Don't use electrical appliances while standing in water; you could get electrocuted.
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