How to Thaw Frozen Water Pipes in a Mobile Home Fast

Once the temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit at night, your mobile home is at risk for suffering frozen pipes. If the pipes are not thawed fairly quickly, the ice in them will expand and cause the pipes to burst. Not only will this cause a mess, but it also could require potentially costly repairs.

Pipes can become frozen in winter.

Step 1

Turn on all of the faucets in your mobile home. This relieves the pressure where the ice has built up. Oftentimes, the ice will break apart and you will have restored the flow of water to your mobile home.

Step 2

Locate the main supply pipe to your mobile home. Bring your hair dryer outside (you'll need to hook it up to an extension cord). Run the hair dryer over the pipe until the ice breaks free. This could take 10 to 20 minutes.

Step 3

Hook an electric space heater up to an extension cord and set it next to your main supply pipe if the hair dryer doesn't help. Let it heat the pipes until the ice melts and the water is released.

Step 4

Use an electric construction heater as a last resort if your hair dryer and electric space heater do not do the trick. The construction heater blows the hot air more forcefully than a hair dryer. It can also reach a larger area. Use the construction heater until you hear the ice break free.