Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Henagar AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, 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. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because 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 pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable 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 pipe leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber right away. Generally, problems like this can be resolved prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our website or offer us a ring.
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