Dealing with frozen water pipes
|To prevent frozen pipes|
To thaw a frozen pipe
If some faucets and appliances are dry and others still work, a water line is frozen inside the building. Run a damp rag along exposed water pipes. Likely areas are near exterior walls or in unheated areas. Your ice plug is where you see the frost appear.
Do you know where your water meter is?
Know the location so you can turn off the water supply in an emergency. Look for the black touch pad outside of your home. The water meter is most likely inside the home, in the basement, near the area of the touch pad or where the water line enters your home.
If your meter is located in a closet or a boxed-in area, open the doors or access panels to allow air to circulate.