Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Cedar Bluff AL


The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work costs and disturbance of organisation.

Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the danger of freezing pipes, and to help 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 distribute around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to drip over night; nevertheless, beware 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 outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water main leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesreduce pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing professional immediately. Typically, issues like this can be dealt with prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.


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