Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Susan Moore AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can create extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline 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 work expenses and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the danger of freezing pipelines, and to assist avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a trickle of cold and hot water to drip overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes 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.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician right away. Normally, concerns like this can be fixed prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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