The amount of time it takes for frozen pipes to thaw naturally can vary depending on several factors, such as the severity of the freeze, the length of the frozen section of the pipe, the ambient temperature, and the insulation of the surrounding area. In general, it can take anywhere from several hours to a few days for pipes to thaw naturally.
One of the best ways to help speed up the thawing process is to apply gentle heat to the affected pipes. You can use a hair dryer, a heat lamp, or a space heater to warm the area around the frozen pipes. However, it’s important to be cautious when using any kind of heat source, as too much heat or heat applied too quickly can cause the pipes to burst.
If you’re unsure about how to safely thaw your pipes, it’s best to consult a professional plumber who can help guide you through the process.