Winterizing Frozen Pipes Gaithersburg MD


Thawing frozen pipes! Some quick tips form James Vito Plumbing.

Frozen pipes should be thawed gradually with a heat gun or hair dryer.  Avoid using a propane torch or an electric space heater! Sometimes they start fires!  You don’t want to deal with a fire in addition to your plumbing issues. When using a hair dryer or heat gun, keep in mind the following:

Be sure that the heating source is grounded

Don’t touch the pipe with the end of the heat gun or hair dryer.

Move the gun or dryer back and forth across the pipe to thaw a border area.

You can also wrap towels drenched in hot water around the pipes, but this is a slower process and requires changing the towels as they cool.

The temperature are said to be rising in the upcoming days. Call James Vito Plumbing and heating for Emergency Service.

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866-792-7154