Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Kinston AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a considerable danger 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 cause pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair expenses and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist decrease the danger of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, 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 against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician right away. Generally, concerns like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- check out our website or offer us a ring.
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