Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Livingston AL


The extreme cold integrated with wind chill produces a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can let loose 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 costs and interruption of business.

Follow these plumbing ideas to help lessen the danger of freezing pipelines, and to assist avoid damage and costly repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to leak over night; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water main leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingreduce pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician immediately. Usually, concerns like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our site or offer us a ring.


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