Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Mount Vernon AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist reduce the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and costly 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 pipelines. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to drip overnight; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and vulnerable 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 main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize 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 pipelines are not visible, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumber immediately. Generally, concerns like this can be fixed prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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