Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Atmore AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a significant risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work expenses and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; 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 pipes in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make certain 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 minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, employ the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing professional immediately. Usually, problems like this can be dealt with prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- check out our site or provide us a ring.
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