Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Leesburg AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash 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 work expenses and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the danger of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room 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 because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe 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 see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician right away. Usually, issues like this can be dealt with 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 -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- have a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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