Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Priceville AL


The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from 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 expenses and interruption of company.

Follow these plumbing tips to assist lessen the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist avoid damage and pricey repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipes. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to drip over night; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Turn off the water main leading into the structure to water line frozen overlower pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumber right away. Typically, issues like this can be fixed before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or give us a ring.


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