Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Phenix City AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill develops a considerable risk 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 produce excessive 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 unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause property damage, high repair work costs and disruption of organisation.
Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and expensive 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. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair clothes 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 experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you should call a plumber instantly. Usually, problems like this can be dealt with before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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