Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Auburn AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a significant risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help reduce the danger of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to leak over night; nevertheless, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible 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 reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing professional instantly. Normally, problems like this can be solved prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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