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Frozen Pipe Thawing & Repair

Discover answers to frequently asked frozen pipe thawing & repair questions.

Frozen Pipe Thawing & Repair
Frozen Pipe Thawing & Repair

At what temperature will pipes unfreeze?

Frozen pipes will start to thaw at 20 degrees celsius.

Frozen Pipe Thawing & Repair

How do you prevent frozen water pipes?

If you have water pipes that are exposed to temperatures of 20 degrees celsius or less, such as exterior hose bibs in the winter, you should turn the water off to those faucets and then open the faucets to drain any water.

To help prevent pipes from freezing you can wrap them in insulation. There are numerous pipe insulation products available. Visit your your local hardware store to learn more.

Frozen Pipe Thawing & Repair

How long does it take for a pipe to freeze and burst?

Assuming a temperature of 20 degrees celsius or less, and the water pipe is not in use, it will take approximately 4 to 5 hours for a water pipe to freeze and burst.

Frozen Pipe Thawing & Repair

How long does it take to thaw a frozen pipe?

Thawing a frozen water pipe can take 30 to 45 minutes. If you have a frozen pipe, contact a local plumber immediately. When water turns into ice it expands which can cause pipes to crack and burst which will lead to water damage if not addressed in a timely manner.