Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Cedar Bluff AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can produce extreme 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 tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help minimize the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; 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 locations 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 susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing professional right away. Normally, problems like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or offer us a ring.
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