Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Decatur AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow 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 severe cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline 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 discover slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing right away. Normally, issues like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- have a look at our site or give us a ring.
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