Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Adamsville AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair expenses and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the risk of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you must call a plumbing technician instantly. Generally, concerns like this can be fixed prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our site or provide us a ring.
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