Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Babbie AL


The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the water line frozenpipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This clog can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing suggestions to assist minimize the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist avoid damage and costly repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to drip overnight; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might 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 pipes 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 pipe leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesreduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Typically, problems like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our website or give us a ring.


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