Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Athens AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can produce 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 home damage, high repair work expenses and interruption of organisation.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help decrease the risk of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines 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 susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction 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 experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing professional immediately. Generally, problems like this can be dealt with prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our website or offer us a ring.
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