Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips East Florence AL


The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of service.

Follow these plumbing suggestions to help minimize the risk of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to water line frozen overdecrease pressure on frozen pipelines 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 use 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 pipelines, you need to call a plumber immediately. Usually, problems like this can be resolved prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our site or provide us a ring.


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