Minneapolis Frozen Pipe Thawing Service
Simple Tips to Protect Your Investment
There’s no denying that winter in Minneapolis brings with it freezing temperatures, and if you’re not prepared, you may find yourself facing frozen pipes, or—even worse—burst pipes. Ben Franklin Plumbing offers pipe thawing services in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
Even though you only see the pipes located inside your home or business, they actually travel inside your walls and under your flooring, sometimes exposing them to colder temperatures. If these areas of your pipes reach freezing temperatures, any water inside can become ice, leading to backups, broken pipes, flooding, and more.
We’re Here for You
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Minneapolis, we hope you never need to call us for a frozen or burst pipe, but if you do, rest assured that we’re always here for you, with 24-hour service. Our plumbing experts are equipped with the knowledge and advanced tools necessary to handle any plumbing emergency. Don’t let a winter plumbing problem get you down—rely on our Benjamin Franklin plumbers to keep you safe.
Thawing Pipes on Your Own
- If you can identify where an icy clog is occurring, try dipping a towel in hot water and then wrapping the towel around the area of the clog. This will help to spot-thaw the pipe without causing damage.
- Use a hairdryer on a medium setting and apply heat near the affected pipe. This method may take a while to be effective depending on the severity of the freezing.
- In extreme cases, you can use a portable blowtorch for solidly frozen pipes. Always use caution when using this method and remember to keep the flame a few inches away from the pipe at all times to avoid damaging the pipe.
For tips on how to prevent frozen pipes or for our pipe thawing service, contact our Minneapolis plumbers by calling 952-888-4022 or if you’re in the St. Paul area, call 651-315-8135.