Generally, first responders warn residents to be cautious when attempting to thaw pipes.
There are several fire hazards associated with using open flames, space heaters and the like, they note.
According to Best Plumbing Service in Cincinnati, the fastest and easiest home remedy to thaw pipes is to use a hair dryer to blow warm air evenly across the affected area. Make sure you don't focus on just one section, but move the hair dryer back and forth across the affected pipe.
If there are complications or you notice damage to your pipes, or if you cannot find the right one, contact a licensed plumber.