Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Federal Heights CO
The severe 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 broaden and obstruct the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipeline failure in susceptible locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from 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 home damage, high repair expenses and interruption of service.
Follow these plumbing ideas to help decrease 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 enable heat from the room to flow around uninsulated pipes. Permit a drip of hot and cold water to drip over night; nevertheless, beware not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe 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 cable televisions around pipelines that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Ensure the heat is switched on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Shut off the water pipe leading into the structure to reduce pressure on frozen pipes and lessen flooding if the pipes burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice obstruction if the frozen pipeline is exposed and visible. (Do not utilize an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipelines are not noticeable, call in the professionals at Midwest Plumbers.
If you presently see slower water flow and expect frozen pipelines, you need to call a plumbing technician right away. Typically, problems like this can be fixed before any damage occurs.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing experts, who utilize expert pipe-thawing equipment. Call or book a consultation online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leak service and laundry room maintenance -- take a look at our site or offer us a ring.
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