Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Avon AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a significant danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work expenses and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist lessen the threat of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe 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 cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Typically, concerns like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- have a look at our website or offer us a ring.
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