Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips Flagler CO
The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a considerable threat for burst or frozen pipelines. Freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, which in turn can expand and block the line. This blockage can produce excessive pressure throughout the system and trigger pipe failure in vulnerable locations-- no matter if the pipeline is made from plastic, copper or steel. Even a small fracture can release more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. The outcomes of frozen water pipes can cause home damage, high repair costs and disruption of company.
Follow these plumbing suggestions to assist decrease the risk of freezing pipelines, and to help prevent damage and pricey 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. Enable a drip of hot and cold water to drip over night; nevertheless, be careful not to run the water into a drain line that is exposed to the severe cold since that line may freeze.
Insulate all pipelines in unheated locations or against uninsulated outside walls, in garages or in crawl areas. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cable televisions around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
Make certain the heat is turned on in the structure and is set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Turn off the water main leading into the structure to minimize pressure on frozen pipes and minimize flooding if the pipelines burst.
Utilize a hair dryer to thaw the ice blockage if the frozen pipeline is exposed and noticeable. (Do not use an open flame to thaw!) If frozen pipes are not visible, contact the experts at Midwest Plumbers.
If you currently see slower water circulation and anticipate frozen pipes, you must call a plumbing technician immediately. Generally, issues like this can be resolved before any damage takes place.
If you experience frozen water pipes, contact our Midwest Plumbers plumbing professionals, who use professional pipe-thawing equipment. Call or reserve an appointment online. For a list of basement plumbing services -- including water leakage service and utility room upkeep -- check out our website or provide us a ring.
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