Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Saraland AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a significant risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This clog can develop extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can cause property damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to assist reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipes. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, employ the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently discover slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician instantly. Typically, problems like this can be solved before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our website or give us a ring.
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