Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Kinsey AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause home damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and pricey repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight; nevertheless, take care 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 locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched 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 lower pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician immediately. Usually, issues like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.
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