Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Hoover AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help decrease the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line might 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 cables around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing professional right away. Typically, issues like this can be dealt with prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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