Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Camp Hill AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This clog can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from 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 expenses and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines 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 main leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, employ the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipelines, you must call a plumbing technician instantly. Typically, problems like this can be resolved prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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