Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Redland AL


The extreme cold combined with wind chill develops a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the busted frozen water linepipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen pipes can trigger property damage, high repair expenses and disruption of service.

Follow these plumbing pointers to help reduce the risk 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 permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to leak overnight; however, be careful 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 against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesreduce pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing professional instantly. Generally, concerns like this can be solved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or provide us a ring.


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