Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Andalusia AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist minimize the danger of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to drip overnight; nevertheless, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, employ the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumbing technician instantly. Typically, issues like this can be fixed before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule 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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