A faucet that trickles and then ceases to flow can be indicative of a frozen pipe in your home’s plumbing. It’s important for you to act quickly in order to avoid the excessive water damage that is often caused by frozen pipes bursting.


If you see the signs of a frozen pipe, contact your plumber right away, leave the faucet open, and then locate the main water shutoff for your home. Turning off the water to your home can reduce pressure when the pipe thaws and prevent further water damage if the pipe should burst. It’s important to remember not to use any kind of intense heat to attempt to thaw the pipe yourself, which could cause bursting. To learn more about preventing frozen pipes in the future, watch this video.

Arrow Plumbing, Inc. of Libertyville can help you get through this winter with tips on how to prevent frozen pipes and quick assistance to avoid pipe bursting. Call us at (847) 549-9600 for more information.