Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Ardmore AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose 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 expenses and disruption of organisation.
Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you ought to call a plumbing instantly. Generally, problems like this can be resolved prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our site or give us a ring.
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