Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Meridianville AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger property damage, high repair work expenses and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to assist reduce the risk of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to leak overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure 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 decrease pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you must call a plumber right away. Generally, concerns like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our site or give us a ring.
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