Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Geraldine AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill develops a significant risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can create excessive 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 small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing instantly. Usually, issues like this can be fixed before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- have a look at our website or give us a ring.
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