Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Alexandria AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This obstruction can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and costly repair works.
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. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to drip over night; nevertheless, be careful 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 locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumber right away. Typically, problems like this can be fixed prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- check out our site or give us a ring.
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