Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Town Creek AL


The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a significant danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water relies on ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can trigger home damage, high repair expenses and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing tips to help minimize the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and expensive repair works.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, take care not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme 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 cables around pipelines that are exposed and prone 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 main leading into the structure to thawing frozen water linesminimize pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumbing right away. Usually, problems like this can be fixed before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or provide us a ring.


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