What to do if you have a frozen pipe 11/02/21
If a pipe freezes…
- Turn off the water supply at the stopcock
- Check to see if the pipe has burst
- Slowly thaw the pipe with hot water bottles or a towel soaked in hot water, starting at the end nearest the tap
- You can also use a hair-dryer (lowest setting) but NOT a naked flame or blowlamp.
Remember: don’t leave taps dripping or running as the water may not drain down the plughole if the pipe below is frozen.
This guidance will help prevent burst pipes within your home.