Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Triana AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill produces a significant risk for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of service.
Follow these plumbing tips to assist reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and expensive repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to enable heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip 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 pipelines in unheated locations or versus uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipelines that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the building 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 pipes and lessen flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumber immediately. Typically, concerns like this can be solved before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our website or give us a ring.
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