Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Calera AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help decrease the risk of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip 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 since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas 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 susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage 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 notice slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumber instantly. Usually, problems like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- check out our site or offer us a ring.
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