Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Enterprise AL


The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the busted frozen water linepipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of 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 pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the danger of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and costly repair works.

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 drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes 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 prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesminimize pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing technician immediately. Usually, problems like this can be dealt with prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- check out our site or provide us a ring.


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