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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.