Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips York AL
The extreme cold integrated with wind chill develops a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and obstruct the line. This clog can create excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible places-- 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 residential or commercial property damage, high repair costs and disruption of business.
Follow these plumbing pointers to help reduce the threat of freezing pipelines, and to assist prevent damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage locations to allow heat from the room to distribute around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip of cold and hot water to leak over night; however, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the extreme cold because that line might freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated areas or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and susceptible 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 down the water main leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipes burst.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, contact the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently notice slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you should call a plumbing professional right away. Usually, issues like this can be fixed before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or schedule a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- check out our site or offer us a ring.
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