“Dangers of Do-it-yourself Pipe Thawing
Many homeowners may elect to thaw their own pipes, yet such actions aren’t recommended. Attempting to melt the ice with a blowtorch or similar tool will warm the pipe too quickly, and could lead to a rupture. To prevent making the problem even worse, homeowners should rely on an experienced licensed plumber from Barrie to solve the problem.
While waiting for the plumber, homeowners can try some quick fixes, such as pouring warm water over pipes wrapped with burlap or similar covering; or applying low heat, using such sources as a hair dryer.”