In recent years we have experienced record breaking low temperatures. During these times everyone’s plumbing system is susceptible to frozen pipes. Unfortunately pipes don’t just freeze, they expand to the point of bursting and can create major damage and flooding. It is important for all homeowners and tenants to keep the heat at least 60 degrees during a predicted cold spell.
If at some point during a cold period you turn on a faucet and nothing comes out chances are you have a frozen pipe in your home or building. If this is the case the first thing to do is to shut off the main water supply (closest valve on the house side of the water meter) and then turn up the heat. Let things thaw out for a while with all of the vanity and cabinet doors opened under each sink and then turn the water on slowly to see if all the faucets are fed. When turning the water on have others in the building listening for water leaks in case a pipe has broken in the walls. If this is the case call T-Flow Inc. immediately so we can make repairs and get things running normally again.
If you need water right away and your pipes are frozen solid we can help. We do have the equipment necessary and will do our best to thaw the frozen pipes to get things up and running again.