Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Avon AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline 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 water pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the danger of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned 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 decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumber instantly. Typically, issues like this can be resolved prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.
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