Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Adamsville AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can develop excessive 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 tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help minimize the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to drip over night; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber immediately. Typically, concerns like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- have a look at our website or offer us a ring.
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