Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Newton AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block 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 let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to assist decrease the risk of freezing pipes, and to help prevent damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against 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.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumber right away. Normally, problems like this can be fixed prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or offer us a ring.
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