Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Alexandria AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist reduce the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme 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 cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned 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 pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes 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 pipelines are not visible, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumber right away. Normally, concerns like this can be fixed before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- have a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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