Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Alexander City AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a significant danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can create 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 crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work expenses and disruption of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help decrease the danger of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to leak overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing professional immediately. Generally, problems like this can be dealt with before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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