Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Moody AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a significant risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This clog can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to help lessen the danger of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair 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, employ the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing instantly. Usually, issues like this can be resolved prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or give us a ring.
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