Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Gulf Shores AL


The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- 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 home damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of organisation.

Follow these plumbing tips to assist lessen the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and expensive repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, take care 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 areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure 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 keep lines from freezingdecrease pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you must call a plumber right away. Normally, concerns like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our website or give us a ring.


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