Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Wetumpka AL
The severe cold combined with wind chill creates a significant risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can broaden and obstruct the line. This obstruction can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can let loose more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen pipes can trigger property damage, high repair expenses and disturbance of company.
Follow these plumbing pointers to assist reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help avoid damage and costly repair works.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to permit heat from the space to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit 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 severe cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions 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.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipelines and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not visible, hire the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water circulation and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing technician immediately. Usually, problems like this can be fixed prior to any damage happens.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who use expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- have a look at our website or provide us a ring.
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