Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Piedmont AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This clog can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of business.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist lessen 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 allow heat from the space to flow around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Use 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, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing technician right away. Typically, concerns like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- take a look at our site or provide us a ring.
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