Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Brundidge AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- 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 results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to drip over night; nevertheless, take care 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 areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure 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 minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing professional instantly. Usually, concerns like this can be dealt with before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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