Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Eclectic AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger property damage, high repair expenses and disruption of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the threat of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, employ the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing instantly. Normally, issues like this can be solved prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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