Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Cottondale AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help decrease the danger of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, take care 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 areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumber immediately. Generally, problems like this can be resolved prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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