Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Geneva AL


The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing tips to help lessen the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and pricey repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesreduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline 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 currently discover slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing immediately. Usually, problems like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or provide us a ring.


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