Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Sand Rock AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a significant threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work expenses and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to help decrease the threat of freezing pipelines, 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 distribute around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions 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 down the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize 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, employ the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently discover slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipes, you ought to call a plumber immediately. Normally, concerns like this can be solved prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- check out our site or offer us a ring.
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