Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Wilmer AL


The extreme cold integrated with wind chill creates a considerable danger for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the frozen pipespipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipeline failure in vulnerable places-- no matter if the pipeline is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The results of frozen water pipes can trigger home damage, high repair costs and disturbance of service.

Follow these plumbing suggestions to help lessen the danger of freezing pipes, and to help avoid damage and expensive repair works.

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 leak over night; however, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line may 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 pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is switched on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Shut off the water main leading into the structure to keep lines from freezingreduce pressure on frozen pipelines and decrease flooding if the pipelines burst.
Use a hair clothes dryer to thaw the ice clog if the frozen pipe is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not noticeable, contact the specialists at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you must call a plumbing technician immediately. Typically, 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 use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- consisting of water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our website or offer us a ring.


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