Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips La Fayette AL


The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the water line frozenpipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- 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 pipes can trigger property damage, high repair work costs and disturbance of company.

Follow these plumbing tips to help lessen the risk of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and pricey repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; nevertheless, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since 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 prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Turn off the water main leading into the structure to water line frozen overreduce pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing technician right away. Usually, problems like this can be resolved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.


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