Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Helena AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disruption of organisation.
Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the risk 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 allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may 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 cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize 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 noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumber right away. Normally, issues like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.
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