Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Montevallo AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a significant danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This clog can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from 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 pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help lessen the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to leak overnight; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumber right away. Usually, concerns like this can be solved prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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