The best way to stop a frozen pipe from becoming a bigger issue in your home is to know the signs. Here are a few things to look out for:
If the water is coming out slower and with less pressure than it normally does from your faucet, shower head, or toilets, you might have a frozen pipe.
Frost or Bulging
If your pipes are visible and they have a layer of frost on them or appear to be bulging, these are other good indicators that you have a frozen pipe issue.
Gurgling is a sign of a blockage of some kind. A frozen pipe can prevent air and water from freely flowing through the pipe resulting in trapped air or gas bubbles.
If there are strange smells coming from your drains, it could mean that a frozen pipe or other blockage is backing up the transportation of sewage from your home.
Condensation is a sign that the air outside the pipe is warmer and more humid than the water inside the pipe. This isn’t that big of an issue in the short term but can cause damage to the pipe or anything below the pipe in the long term.
Cracks in a pipe are an indicator that the pipe may have been frozen already. Even if it doesn’t appear to be leaking, you should still have an experienced plumber take a look at it.