Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Stockton AL
The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a significant risk 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 produce 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 tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger property damage, high repair costs and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist decrease the risk of freezing pipes, and to assist prevent damage and costly repairs.
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. Enable a drip of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, beware 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 cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing technician right away. Generally, issues like this can be fixed prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- have a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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