Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Fyffe AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This clog can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair work costs and disturbance of organisation.
Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to leak overnight; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes 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.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing technician instantly. Normally, problems like this can be dealt with prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- have a look at our site or give us a ring.
Floor Drain Cleaning and Main Sewer Line Repair
Why Choose Us?
- 20+ Years Of Experience
- Open 24 Hours Everyday
- Fast Arrival Time
- Competitive Pricing
- Locally Owned & Operated
- Accepting Credit Cards
- Quick and Honest Service
- Satisfaction Guaranteed