Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Argo AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a significant danger 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 produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture 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 costs and disruption of organisation.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the danger of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing right away. Normally, concerns like this can be fixed prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our website or offer us a ring.
Floor Drain Cleaning and Main Sewer Line Repair
Why Choose Us?
- 20+ Years Of Experience
- Open 24 Hours Everyday
- Fast Arrival Time
- Competitive Pricing
- Locally Owned & Operated
- Accepting Credit Cards
- Quick and Honest Service
- Satisfaction Guaranteed