Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Munford AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This obstruction can produce extreme 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 crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger property damage, high repair expenses and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to help reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and expensive repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to leak over night; however, 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 versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber immediately. Usually, problems like this can be resolved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our site or give us a ring.
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