Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Southside AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause residential or commercial property damage, high repair work expenses and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help reduce the threat of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to circulate 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 extreme cold since that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas 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 prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water pipe leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber immediately. Usually, problems like this can be resolved prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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