Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Columbia AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible places-- 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 outcomes of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work costs and disturbance of organisation.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to leak overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines 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.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you ought to call a plumbing technician immediately. Usually, problems like this can be fixed before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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