Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Shelby AL


The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a significant threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the busted frozen water linepipe, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of 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 water pipes can trigger home damage, high repair work costs and disruption of business.

Follow these plumbing suggestions to help minimize the risk of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and expensive repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Allow a trickle of cold and hot water to drip over night; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors 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.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to keep lines from freezinglower pressure on frozen pipelines and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumbing technician instantly. Typically, concerns like this can be fixed before any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment 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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