Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Alexander City AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work costs and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist decrease the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to drip over night; nevertheless, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line might 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 cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water circulation and anticipate 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 professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our site or give us a ring.
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