Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Albertville AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work costs and interruption of organisation.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and pricey repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to leak over night; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, employ the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber instantly. Typically, problems like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our site or offer us a ring.
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