Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Decatur AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a significant risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work expenses and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the threat 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 space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, employ the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing technician instantly. Usually, issues like this can be resolved prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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