Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Prichard AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work expenses and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help reduce 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 locations to allow heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may 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 cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize 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 experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing technician instantly. Normally, concerns like this can be fixed prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room upkeep -- check out our website or give us a ring.
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