One of the biggest challenges that we face in the winter at our little mountain abode is dealing with frozen water pipes. Our cabin is constructed very similar to an RV in terms of how the plumbing is run. If we don’t pay very close attention to the temperatures, we have learned that we’ll wake up to the unpleasant chore of thawing frozen pipes.
Our plumbing is comprised of what I believe is called PEX tubing. The pipes are made of a flexible plastic material which is really easy to work with but it comes with its own set of problems when it becomes necessary to thaw them out. The main one is that we can’t really apply much heat to them or they become soft and melt.
Today, I’m going to be sharing some tips about things that have worked for us on how to thaw frozen pipes. We’ve had our share of experience with this over the years and I’m hoping that the lessons that we have learned might help you in some way. Keep in mind that I’m merely sharing tips that have worked for us. If you’re having a hard time getting your pipes thawed, the best thing to do would be to call a plumber so they can get your pipes thawed out before they crack or burst.