First things first, how can you actually tell if your pipes are frozen? Here are the four signs to look out for:
1. Bad smells from the faucet or drain
If the pipe is frozen, the only way the odour can escape is back up in the direction of your home.
2. Little to no water coming from the pipe
If you turn on the tap and only a slight trickle or no water comes out, the pipe leading to the faucet may be frozen.
3. Frost on the exterior of the pipe
If you see visible frost on the pipe, this may serve as a warning that the pipe is on its way to being completely frozen.
4. The temperature of the pipe
If the temperature falls to 32 degrees or lower, your pipes are likely to freeze.