Dealing With Frozen Pipes
If you own a home that has pipes that are frozen, do not panic! Here is what to do when a frozen pipe has been identified. Leaving the water running normally until the pipes thaw.Once the pipes have thawed, you need to turn off the water at the meter, and turn on a low setting of your thermostat. This will take time, about 2 hours, depending on the size of the pipes.
Once you have the water running, close all the doors, and leave the space heaters in place. It will help thaw the frozen residue in the pipe from the heat that was running before you turned on the thermostat. Put a long piece of towels or a large towel in front of the door and turn on the space heater for this area.
Now when the pipes are completely free of ice, turn on the heat at your furnace and bring the temperature up to service level. Once the room is heated, and the pipes are warm, close the doors. The next step in dealing with frozen pipes is to use your thermostat to make sure that the room is heating appropriately. Turn down your central air conditioning to prevent the cold weather from warping your pipes even more.