Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Grand Bay AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of 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 home damage, high repair work costs and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, beware 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 against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building 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 pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, employ the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you ought to call a plumber instantly. Typically, concerns like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our site or give us a ring.
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