Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips West Point AL


The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a substantial danger for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the busted frozen water linepipeline, which in turn can broaden and block the line. This blockage can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipe is made of 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 property damage, high repair work costs and interruption of service.

Follow these plumbing tips to assist reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and costly repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the space to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Allow a trickle of hot and cold water to drip overnight; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated areas or versus uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and susceptible to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut down the water main leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingreduce pressure on frozen pipes and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, hire the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing technician immediately. Typically, issues like this can be resolved prior to any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing specialists, who use professional pipe-thawing devices. Call or reserve a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room maintenance -- take a look at our website or provide us a ring.


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