Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Mulga AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipelines 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
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing immediately. Normally, problems like this can be solved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and utility room maintenance -- have a look at our site or offer us a ring.
Floor Drain Cleaning and Main Sewer Line Repair
Why Choose Us?
- 20+ Years Of Experience
- Open 24 Hours Everyday
- Fast Arrival Time
- Competitive Pricing
- Locally Owned & Operated
- Accepting Credit Cards
- Quick and Honest Service
- Satisfaction Guaranteed