Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Mosses AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- 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 trigger home damage, high repair costs and disruption of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to leak over night; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure 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 reduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumber right away. Generally, problems like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our site or provide us a ring.
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