Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Mignon AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create excessive 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 tiny fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and pricey repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to enable heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, be careful 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 cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to lower pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician immediately. Typically, problems like this can be dealt with before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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