Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Clayton AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a significant danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This clog can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work costs and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to assist lessen the risk of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and pricey repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to leak overnight; however, be careful 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 versus 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.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing technician immediately. Normally, concerns like this can be dealt with prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.
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