Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Kodiak Station AK
The severe cold combined with wind chill develops a substantial threat for burst or frozen pipes. Freezing water relies on ice within the pipeline, which in turn can expand and block the line. This clog can produce extreme pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in susceptible places-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small crack can release 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 work expenses and interruption of company.
Follow these plumbing tips to help reduce the risk of freezing pipelines, and to assist avoid damage and pricey repairs.
Prevention Tips for Frozen Pipes
Open cabinet doors under sinks and in storage areas to allow heat from the room to circulate around uninsulated pipelines. Permit a drip of cold and hot 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 might freeze.
Insulate all pipes in unheated locations or against uninsulated outdoors walls, in garages or in crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make sure the heat is turned on in the building and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut down the water pipe leading into the structure to decrease pressure on frozen pipelines and reduce flooding if the pipes burst.
Use 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 visible, call in the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently notice slower water circulation and expect frozen pipes, you should call a plumber immediately. Normally, concerns like this can be fixed before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing devices. Call or book a visit online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and laundry room upkeep -- check out our website or give us a ring.
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