Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Hurtsboro AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist reduce the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Allow a drip of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician right away. Generally, problems like this can be fixed prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- have a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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