Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes

Do you have a frozen pipe? John’s Sewer and Drain can help.


When the temperatures hover near zero for several days, especially in areas that are exposed or have little snow cover, water present in your pipes can freeze. Because water as a solid takes up more space than liquid, the ice can push against the inside of a pipe and cause it to break, leaving you with  a big mess to clean up.

How do you know if you have a frozen pipe? If the conditions are right and you can’t get water running through your faucet, shower head, or toilet, you may have frozen pipes.

What should I do if my pipes freeze?   frozen pipes minneapolis

If you suspect that your pipe is frozen, here are a few suggestions to warm them out and get your water flowing again:

  • Open up cupboard doors or try to expose ceiling tiles that will allow some of the heat from your home to reach the pipe
  • Place a space heater a few feet away from the pipe to get extra warmth into the area
  • Use a blow dryer to apply heat directly to the affected pipe
  • Do not use a torch or open flame of any kind to heat a pipe


If none of these tactics work, call John’s Sewer & Drain for expert help

We have the equipment necessary to thaw out even the most stubborn and frozen of pipes.

If your pipe breaks, turn your water off at the main valve and call John’s drain cleaning professionals for 24-hour emergency service at 612.756.7394.