Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Bay Minette AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to leak overnight; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. 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 structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (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 anticipate frozen pipelines, you ought to call a plumbing technician instantly. Normally, issues like this can be dealt with prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our website or give us a ring.
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