Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Sterrett AL


The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a substantial risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the busted frozen water linepipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This blockage can develop excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe 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 water pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of business.

Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the danger of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and pricey repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a drip of hot and cold water to leak overnight; nevertheless, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may 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 cables around pipes that are exposed and vulnerable to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Avoid Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingminimize pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you ought to call a plumbing technician immediately. Generally, problems like this can be fixed prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or give us a ring.


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