Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Valley Grande AL
The extreme cold combined with wind chill produces a significant danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can cause home damage, high repair work expenses and interruption of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to assist minimize the danger of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to permit heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Enable a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against 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 turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, hire the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water flow and anticipate frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician immediately. Generally, problems like this can be dealt with prior to any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and utility room maintenance -- check out our website or give us a ring.
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