Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips White Hall AL


The severe cold integrated with wind chill produces a considerable risk for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipe is made from 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 water pipes can trigger residential or commercial property damage, high repair expenses and disruption of company.

Follow these plumbing ideas to assist reduce the danger of freezing pipes, and to assist avoid damage and expensive repairs.

Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes

Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a trickle of hot and cold water to drip over night; however, beware 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 locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to thawing frozen water lineslower pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently observe slower water flow and expect frozen pipes, you need to call a plumbing technician immediately. Generally, problems like this can be solved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, call our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and utility room upkeep -- have a look at our website or offer us a ring.


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