Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Pinson AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline 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 pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and disruption of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help reduce the danger of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, beware 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 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 vulnerable 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 pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician immediately. Usually, issues like this can be fixed prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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