Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Alexandria AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a significant danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This clog can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and interruption of organisation.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help minimize the risk of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Enable 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 extreme cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you ought to call a plumbing professional right away. Usually, concerns like this can be dealt with prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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