Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Axis AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to flow 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 severe cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside 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 switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician instantly. Usually, problems like this can be dealt with prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or provide us a ring.
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